The High School Placement Test is a nationally recognized placement test required of eighth graders who are considering attending a private high school. Consisting of almost 300 multiple-choice questions to be completed in approximately two-and-a-half hours, preparing for the HSPT can be a daunting task. The test is divided into reading, mathematics, language, quantitative, and verbal sections. The verbal section might be considered the most difficult of all, simply because there are 60 questions to answer within only 16 minutes. It is important that your child spend some time preparing for the HSPT in order to perform at their highest level. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools offer a free online HSPT Verbal review resource that may help your child as they prepare. One of the most popular Learning Tools is Learn by Concept, which offers flexibility in your child’s study experience by allowing them to control the amount of time spent on each subject and on their study session overall.
Learn by Concept offers a comprehensive HSPT Verbal review resource. The Learning Tool is comprised of five main categories of content, including analogies, antonyms, synonyms, logic, and verbal skills. Within each of the five broad categories, more specific content can be found. For instance, within the analogies category, there are two subcategories: determining analogies’ meaning from prefixes, suffixes, and roots, and determining analogies’ meaning from the type of relationship. In addition, there are two more levels of content, allowing your child to focus on the specific concepts in which they may need more study help. This can help your child create a personalized HSPT Verbal study guide.
Your child will find HSPT Verbal sample questions within each level of content on Learn by Concept. These sample questions simulate the actual test and are in multiple-choice format. The multiple-choice solutions are followed by the correct answer, along with a detailed explanation designed to help your child gain clarity and understand how the answer was determined. To provide even more assistance, Learn by Concept is programmed to automatically shuffle the multiple-choice answers each time your child reviews a topic. Changing the order of the answers provides a more challenging High School Placement Test Verbal review, reducing the chance of useless memorization to promote learning.
Additional Learning Tools available for HSPT Verbal review include Flashcards, Practice Tests, and a Question of the Day. The Full-Length Practice Tests are timed tests that show a variety of scoring metrics upon completion. The shorter Practice Tests are similar to Learn by Concept, as they offer testing on specific content, whereas the Full-Length HSPT Practice Tests cover the full range of content. The online Flashcards and Question of the Day help to foster a quick, focused learning experience. All of the Learning Tools have a link to share results on social media accounts. Your child can also create an account and access customization tools to create their own Practice Tests, Flashcards, and more. Utilizing all of Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools together provides your child with the opportunity to use focused and comprehensive HSPT Verbal review materials.