What you need to study for excellent HSPT results?
HSPT (High School Placement Test) is used by many high schools regarding the admission, selection for scholarship and curriculum placement. These tests are used by high schools all around the country of United State of America to determine whether the candidate student is fit to get admission in their high school or not. It tests how competent students are in reading, language and mathematics. This test is conducted once in a year. If you are a parent then you must first register your child with the high school that you want your child to join. This test is taken when the student is in eighth grade. It will determine in which high school the student will be joining after he/she finishes their school. So, needless to say, this test is one of the important tests in student's life because it will make an important decision of whether or not the student will join a good high school.
The student must get good HSPT results, if they want to join a good high school. The whole test is divided into 5 sections: verbal skills, quantitative skills, reading section, mathematics section and language section. All the sections have multiple choice questions and there is no writing section in this test. So, all the student has to do is choose the right answer for each questions. In each section, you will have to read and prepare for the following topics, if you want to get good HSPT results.
In this section you will have to answer 60 questions in the time period of 16 minutes. The contents that you have to prepare for this section are synonyms, antonyms, analogies, verbal classifications and logic.
In this section you will have to answer 52 questions in the time period of 30 minutes. The content that you have to prepare for this section are non-geometric and geometric comparison, number series, and working with arithmetic and geometric numbers.
In this section you will have to answer 62 questions in the time period of 25 minutes. The contents that you have to prepare for this section are vocabulary and reading comprehension.
In this section you will have to answer64 questions in the time period of 45 minutes. The contents that you have to prepare for this section are geometry problems, math problems and mathematical concept.
In this section you will have to answer 60 questions in the time period of 25 minutes. The contents that you have to prepare for this section are capitalization, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, spelling and usage.
Some schools also require students to sit for one of the three optional tests other than the usual HSPT. The three optional tests are religion, science and mechanical aptitude. The students should study and prepare for all the required contents of each section. If they prepare well enough, they will easily tackle the problems and bring good results. You can use the books and online materials and prepare well for the test. Taking practice tests might also be a good idea because then you will know what kind of questions might appear in the test and your capability regarding such test structures. If you are weak in any one of the sections of the test then focus more on that section. You should study diligently and try to convert that weakness into your strength. If you get less scores in even one section then your result might be negatively affected. So, you should try to remove your weakness.
The students are not allowed to use calculators even for the mathematics section. So, you should prepare and teach yourself to calculate without using the calculators. If you are slow or cannot calculate without using calculator then you might face problem during the test. Most of the high schools always look for the HSPT test during the admission process. So, you have to achieve high scores in this test if you want to get admission to good high school.