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The HSPT may is likely to be your student’s first experience with standardized testing, and a trusted guide can make all the difference by demystifying the test and helping them to master the necessary academic content and learn the essential skills to help them thrive on Test Day.
When your student works with a tutor at Open Door, they have a reliable partner in both accountability and confidence. Because each student is unique, your student’s tutor will provide individualized guidance to help your student to address their specific challenges with tried-and-true strategies that become second nature with practice.
Each student begins by learning the architecture and personality of the test, strategies for each section, and important patterns that improve both pacing and accuracy. As your student progresses, their tutor will provide increasingly individualized support, and your student will see their hard work pay off as they periodically complete full-length practice tests.
By the time Test Day arrives, your student will have the knowledge, the experience, and the confidence to earn scores that they are proud of.
The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an exam taken by students in 8th grade as part of the process of applying to parochial high schools. The HSPT has five sections: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language.
The HSPT is typically administered at a student’s school. Students may register directly through their school or through the Scholastic Testing Service’s website. Consult your student’s guidance counselor to learn more about their testing options.
The HSPT can only be taken once, and it must be taken during a student’s 8th grade year.
HSPT scores are reported as percentiles. Students applying to the most competitive schools should be aiming to score above a 75th percentile score.