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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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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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Boston Tutoring Services Update on Test Prep Materials

Boston Tutoring Services uses two sets of materials for our SSAT test preparation. 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,…

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Private School Admission Information Session

Boston Tutoring Services specializes in the Private School Admission Tests We are holding a Private School Admission Information Session for parents to learn about: The Private School Application Process What Are Schools Looking For in Candidates? Testing (ISEE/SSAT) Admission Essays Interviews & Campus Visits Financing options Experts in Private School Admission and Financial Aid will be present to address all of your questions. Attend & Receive a Coupon for $50 off any Tutoring Service at Boston Tutoring Services! Boston…

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ISEE And SSAT Test Preparation Are Vital for Maximum Test Score Improvement

When applying to Private School, the score that your child receives on the ISEE or SSAT test weighs heavily on their chances of admission. Admissions officers say that there is a cutoff score that they require for admission. In order to prepare your child for the Private School Admission Test, it is important to start test preparation early, and working with a private tutor ensures that your child will learn the test-taking strategies necessary for…

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SSAT and ISEE Test Scores Are Highest When Students Start Test Preparation Early

Preparing for the ISEE and SSAT tests require time and patience, along with the support and guidance of an experienced tutor. Private school admission is highly competitive and when students begin test preparation at the last minute, studies show that scores will be lower. As the following article states, starting as early as possible in order to learn your child’s strengths and weaknesses will result in the highest score increases on the ISEE and SSAT…

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The Importance of Test Preparation for the ISEE and SSAT Exams for Private and Independent School Admission

The Importance of Test Preparation for the ISEE and SSAT Exams for Private and Independent School Admission When preparing students for the ISEE or SSAT exams, there is more pressure than ever. Most private and independent schools require that students take one of these exams, which are similar to college entrance exams in that they play a key role in admission and are highly challenging. Admissions officers say that they prefer students not to prepare…

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