Many private high schools require that prospective students take the nationally recognized High School Placement Test to demonstrate their knowledge level. Some schools use the test as a tool for placing students in the appropriate classes, and other schools use test results to determine acceptance. If your child’s score will be used for admissions purposes, then it’s wise to have them spend some time preparing for the HSPT. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools include free online HSPT review materials that can help your child put their best foot forward when they take the test. The Learn by Concept resource serves as a comprehensive HSPT study guide that also provides the opportunity for skills assessment, allowing you to determine your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.
Learning Tools offer comprehensive HSPT study material in four different areas of the test, including the verbal, quantitative, reading, and mathematics sections. The Learn by Concept resource is laid out like an interactive syllabus, with several levels of content included. Each primary concept has a variety of subcategories that become increasingly detailed as you drill down into each topic. This allows your student to be able to target their study plan and focus on the areas in which they need the most improvement.
The HSPT consists of approximately 300 questions that must be completed in about 150 minutes. Test-taking instructions encourage students to guess on any questions they are not able to solve, so the more your child practices, the more educated their guess will be. The content found in Learn by Concept is presented in the form of multiple-choice questions, simulating the actual High School Placement Test. After answering the HSPT example question, your child can scroll down to check their answer. A detailed explanation is included along with the correct answer. The explanation fully explains why the correct answer is the best solution to the problem. As an added benefit, the answers are automatically reordered with each new visit to the review material. This tactic allows for a more effective learning process, as this reduces the chance of memorization of the answers based on their order.
Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools offer additional High School Placement Test study resources, including Practice Tests, Questions of the Day, and Flashcards. The online Flashcards allow your child to study one or many concepts for just a few minutes or for longer time periods. The Question of the Day provides an opportunity for your child to integrate a quick study session into their daily schedule, no matter how busy it may be. The correct answer and a detailed explanation of the correct answer are included with all of the Learning Tools, including topic-focused Practice Tests and Full-Length Practice Tests, which provide your child with simulations of the actual HSPT. By using these Learning Tools, you and your child will be able to work toward exam day with a customized HSPT review plan that uses free, comprehensive resources.