As we know in the coming November 5, 2021 HSPT (High School Placement Test). To get into a private high school, you will need to take a High School Placement Test (HSPT), a standardized test for students entering their freshman year.

HSPT Exam Information

The HSPT is also used to measure the math, reading, and writing skills of students entering high school. It is used in various private high schools across the country. 

  • Number of Questions: 298 questions 
  • Question Type: Multiple-choice 
  • Time Limit: approximately 2.5 hours 

The exam tests include’ Math, Verbal, Reading, Language, and Quantitative Skills. It was developed by Scholastic Testing Service to help private schools with admission decisions. The HSPT lasts about three hours with scheduled breaks. Pencils and calculators are provided.

Here are some test-taking tips:

  1. Pay attention to all the testing directions.
  2. Read the questions thoroughly, but do not spend too much time on one question.
  3. Select the best choice and try to answer as many questions as you can.
  4. Students’ scores are calculated based on the number of questions answered correctly; there is no deduction for incorrect ones.
  5. Ensure that you are selecting the answer for the right test question on your answer sheet.
  6. Review your answers when you are finish with the test, if time permits.

HSPT Highlights

  • 1 point is an award for each correct answer in all sections
  • There are also no deductions for incorrect answers in all sections (answer all questions!)
  • The student is not allowing a calculator for the math sections.
  • Students are not provide with scratch paper—all work is to be done on the test booklet.
  • The student will take the HSPT at the Catholic high school they would most prefer to attend, though a student may list other Catholic high schools that sent the students HSPT scores.
  • The HSPT features multiple scores: 
    • Raw score – the total number of correct answers in each section
    • Scaled score – each raw score is convert into a scaled score of 200 to 800.

How to Fill the Bubble Sheet

  1. Mark the circles in ID section. One circle per row.
  2. Mark the circles in the Name section (First, Middle and last name)
  3. No points will be earn if circle is mark half or some line.
  4. No point will be earn if multiple circles are mark in a row.
  5. Mark the circles with #2HB pencil

You can see how quickly you can unravel like this. Before you know it, you are scoring way worse than you ever did on a practice test. Grade your practice test bubble-sheet online to get a detailed Socrato diagnostic report.

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