The High School Placement Test

For over fifty years, academic high schools nationwide have used STS’ High School Placement Test (HSPT®) to assist with admissions, scholarship selection, and curriculum placement. The HSPT® is a comprehensive placement test for eighth graders for placement in the ninth grade. It provides a maximum of information in only one morning's testing time. The HPST® is published in two forms: the Closed Form and the Open Form.

Each year, STS publishes a new form of the Closed HSPT®. The contents of our tests are based on select items which have been piloted and studied to determine their effectiveness. Piloted test items are later introduced into the rotation of forms to help ensure testing integrity.

To learn more visit:

www.ststesting.com/hspt/

Closed HSPT®

Test Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
The Closed HSPT® provides national normative measures in the following cognitive and basic skills areas: verbal and quantitative skills, reading, mathematics, and language. Optional tests in science (25 min.), mechanical aptitude (15 min.), and Catholic religion (20 min.) are available at no additional cost. The scores from any optional tests are not included in the computation of the Battery Composite score.

Cognitive skills quotients (CSQs), standard scores, national and local percentiles, as well as grade equivalents are standard features of Closed HSPT® reports. The Rasch Item-Response Theory one-parameter model was used to develop the standard score scale and enables reliable year-to-year comparisons to be made.

Open HSPT®

Test Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
The Open HSPT® is an earlier edition of the Closed HSPT®. It is scored locally with the Open HSPT® School Scoring Kit. The Open HSPT® provides national normative measures in the following cognitive and basic skills areas: verbal and quantitative skills, reading, mathematics, and language.

Cognitive skills quotients (CSQs), standard scores, national and local percentiles, as well as grade equivalents are standard features of Open HSPT® reports. The Rasch Item-Response Theory one-parameter model is used to develop the standard score scale and enables reliable year-to-year comparisons to be made.

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