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Options for 2020-2021

Options for 2020-2021

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Is Test Optional for You?

Is Test Optional for You?

While ½ of America’s universities have gone test optional, the issue is far more complex than it seems.

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What is the HSPT?

The HSPT (High School Placement Test), administered by Scholastic Testing Service, is a comprehensive placement test taken by 8th graders seeking admission to Catholic high schools.

The HSPT is a test of cognitive and basic skills: verbal and quantitative skills, reading, mathematics, and language. Optional tests in science, mechanical aptitude, and Catholic religion may also be included. The HSPT should only be taken once; if a student takes it more than once, the lower score is considered the official score.

The standard HSPT lasts just over 2½ hours and contains 298 multiple-choice questions divided into five sections:

Section Time & 
# Questions
Verbal 16 minutes 
60 questions
Synonyms, antonyms, analogies, logic, verbal classifications
Quantitative 30 minutes 
52 questions
Series, geometric & non-geometric comparisons, number manipulations
Reading 25 minutes 
62 questions
Ability to understand central meanings and details of reading passages
Mathematics 45 minutes 
64 questions
Mathematical concepts & problem- solving, arithmetic, elementary algebra, basic geometry
Language Skills 25 minutes 
60 questions
Capitalization & punctuation, spelling, usage, composition


Each correct answer on the HSPT is worth one point. There is no penalty for wrong answers. The raw score (total number of points earned) is converted to a scaled score ranging from 200 to 800 (similar to the SAT) and a corresponding percentile rank.

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