HSPT Scoring and Score Reports

The scoring and score reports for standardized testing can sometimes be confusing. Here is a guide for scoring for the HSPT. Closed HSPT/Pre-HSPT Standard Scoring Service and Sample Reports HSPT® Interpretive Manual (download): The Interpretive manual is a guide to understanding HSPT scores and drawing conclusions about student performance. Rank-Order List Reports: arrange students from high to low based on their composite scores (two copies). Pressure-Sensitive Labels: show each student’s cognitive skills quotient (CSQ), standard…

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HSPT Test Types

The High School Placement Test (HSPT®) was the first test battery designed specifically to deal with selection and/or placement of students entering high school from various elementary schools. Since 1955, the HSPT has provided measures in the major skill areas as well as cognitive skill criteria resulting in the most comprehensive placement test available. The entire battery is standardized at the same time with a population of entering high school students. This produces results that…

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Frequently Asked Questions about the HSPT

Do you or your child have questions about taking the HSPT? See if your questions is answered by this list of Frequently Asked Questions about the HSPT. What is the HSPT? The HSPT is a nationally-recognized private school entrance examination available to students as part of the private school application process. The exam covers the following subjects: Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Language. The exam typically takes 3 hours to complete with…

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High School Placement Test 2015

Is your child applying to a parochial school next year? You need to know about the HSPT. The High School Placement Test, or HSPT, is a high school entrance exam taken by students in eighth grade, seeking admission to ninth grade in a parochial high school. The HSPT contains 298 questions divided into five sections:Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Mathematics, and Language. You have the choice of taking one optional section in Catholic Religion, Mechanical…

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Pingree’s Spring Open House

Middle school students and their parents are invited to Pingree’s Spring Open House on Tuesday, May 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Meet students, faculty and administrators; hear about our competitive math, science, and robotics teams; small classes; interdisciplinary curriculum; elective courses for all grades; championship athletic teams; expansive arts program; and financial aid opportunities. Tour the campus and see the new state-of-the-art athletics and arts facilities. RSVP to ddechristoforo@pingree.org or 978-468-4415 ext.262.

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Improving SSAT and ISEE Verbal Test Scores

Many students struggle to receive a high score on the verbal section of their test. One of the most important things to do to improve verbal scores is to work on vocabulary as often as possible. Students may want to cram in vocabulary cards last minute, but there should be a slow process of growth in order to develop the vocabulary acquisition skills they need to receive a high test score on these tests. On…

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Boston Latin Exam Prep Is Crucial to Acceptance

The Boston Public School system has three exam schools: Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science. All of these schools take new students entering 7th and 9th grade, while O’Bryant School also accepts new 10th graders. Admission to the Boston exam schools is extremely competitive. The students’ scores on this exam will be the determining factor for admission. Grades are important, but without a very high…

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Private School Admission Information Session

Boston Tutoring Services, LLC., is excited to announce that we will be holding a Private School Admission Information Session to help parents navigate the process of private school admission. Topics covered will include the application process, ISEE/SSAT tests, financial aid, and more. This information session will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at Clarke Middle School in Lexington, MA. Tickets are $10 per household, and all ticket-holders will receive an informational…

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Boston Tutoring Services Update on Test Prep Materials

Our tutors are trained in the Princeton Review book as well as the official materials put out by SSAT.Org. Recently, both of these sets of materials have put out new editions for 2014. All of our tutors are informed about these changes so that we are using the most up-to-date materials and strategies. In the 2014 edition of the Princeton Review book, the differences are very minor from the 2013 edition. They are based on the changes…

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