## Which is harder ISEE or HSPT?

You may have heard that the ISEE is the more difficult than the HSPT. In truth, the ISEE and HSPT cover much of the same material. However, the ISEE and HSPT present the material in different ways that could impact the student’s ability to answer the questions or pace themselves appropriately.

### How many questions are in the HSPT?

300 questions

#### What is the HSPT exam?

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an admission test given to eighth graders who are seeking entrance into specific Catholic high schools. Students may take the exam at only one Catholic school in order to be considered for admission. …

**What math is on HSPT?**

The Mathematics test consists of 64 multiple-choice questions, and you are given 45 minutes to complete the exam. The Math section examines your ability to answer questions dealing with arithmetic, geometry, and algebra. The knowledge-base is typical of information an eighth-grade student has accumulated.

**What do I need to bring to my HSPT test?**

The HSPT lasts around three hours when you factor in scheduled breaks. Your student should bring two Number 2 pencils and leave calculators at home (unless he/she has received special permission to use one) along with cell phones and other electronic devices.

## Is the HSPT timed?

The HSPT runs for about two and a half hours, including two short breaks. During that time, students are asked to speed through 298 total questions. The test is entirely multiple choice and does not include any short answer or essay questions.

### What does HSPT mean?

High School Placement Test

#### How is HSPT scored?

The HSPT is a multiple choice test. The student receives a point for every correct answer, and there are no penalties for incorrect or omitted answers. This “raw score” is then converted into a scaled score ranging from 200-800.

**How long does it take to get HSPT scores?**

HSPT Online reports can be designed to be reported like the Escore, or processed by STS in the traditional method with optional groupings and/or reporting like the paper tests. STS processed reports are typically available 3-8 days from receipt of materials.

**How do I study for the HSPT test?**

Here are seven study strategies for HSPT success:

- Break it down.
- Practice, practice, practice.
- Write it down.
- Avoid procrastination.
- Designate a study space.
- Read a book.
- Prepare for your test session.

## What is a good HSPT score?

High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores are reported as percentiles. 76th to 99th percentiles are considered high; 24th to 75th percentiles are average; and 1st to 23rd percentiles are low. The 50th percentile is regarded as a precisely average HSPT score. Therefore a good HSPT score would generally be above 75.

### Can you use a calculator on the SSAT?

The quantitative (mathematics) section of the Upper Level SSAT measures your knowledge of algebra, geometry, and other quantitative concepts. You do not require and may not use a calculator for this section.

#### What is the highest score you can get on the HSPT?

The HSPT is scored on a scale of 200 to 800.

**Is the HSPT easy?**

Overall, the HSPT tends to be the easiest of the three tests. The ISEE’s math sections tend to be difficult, even for advanced students.

**Is the HSPT test hard?**

The HSPT is very challenging, so you’ll need to study hard in order to succeed: you can’t just be content thinking of yourself as a math person or a language person. You have to study to be as well-rounded as you can be.