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Eighth graders who want to apply to Roman Catholic high schools are often required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). HSPT scores form a part of their applications to these schools, and the scores can also be used for placing students in classes of the appropriate difficulty level or in determining which students receive merit-based scholarships. The purpose of this standardized test is to allow the students, who come from a wide range of schools, to demonstrate that they have the minimum skills necessary to gain entrance into the institution.
The HSPT consists of five required sections: Reading, Verbal Skills, Language, Quantitative skills, and Mathematics. Each of these sections consists of a variety of different question types. The verbal section alone contains five different types of questions: synonyms, antonyms, analogies, verbal classifications, and logic questions. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take an additional optional section in Catholic Religion, Science, or Mechanical Aptitude, one of which may be required by the particular school(s) to which your student plans to apply. Your child will need to be able to achieve the minimum score accepted at their goal high school, which varies from school to school.