High School Placement Test Prep

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Practice Quiz presents 119 free review questions and explanations for the High School Placement Test (HSPT) given by Scholastic Testing Service (STS), Inc.

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HSPT Exam - Updated 2021

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The High School Placement Test (HSPT), administered by the Scholastic Testing Service (STS), Inc., is used as an application exam for 8th grade students who wish to gain admission to private high schools. Students may take the test depending on the date on which their school administers it during the year. It is typically given in paper form at the school to which the student is applying.  

Students are given 3 hours to complete the 5 sections of the HSPT, which focus on the following areas:

·         Quantitative Skills

·         Mathematics

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There are 298 questions on the High School Placement Test, divided into five categories: Language (60 questions), Mathematics (64 questions), Quantitative (52 questions), Reading (62 questions), and Verbal (60 questions).

The High School Placement Test is two hours and 30 minutes long.

A good passing score for the High School Placement Test is typically considered to be any score in the 75th percentile or higher.

A competitive High School Placement Test score can help gain admission into a private high school.

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