High School Placement Test (HSPT®)

  1. The Application for Admission serves as official registration for the administration of the CBHS entrance exam, the High School Placement Test (HSPT®), scheduled for December 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at CBHS. Please first apply online to register for the test, and our Admission Office will contact you with additional information.
  2. Please be sure to do your very best on this examination.  The results will not only be used as a part of our applicant evaluation but will also significantly influence course and track placement at CBHS.
  3. There are no suggested study guides, tutoring courses, etc for preparation for the HSPT.  It is suggested that students continue to work hard in their 8th grade classes and get a good night's sleep before the test.
  4. The High School Placement Test is structured as follows:
    COGNITIVE SKILLS
    Verbal Skills - 18 minutes - 60 questions assessing a variety of skills, including verbal analogy, verbal classification, logical reasoning, and the recognition and usage of synonyms and antonyms.
    Quantitative Skills - 30 minutes - 52 questions on number and letter series, picture analogy, and picture classification.
    BASIC SKILLS
    Reading - 25 minutes - 62 questions testing major comprehension skills including: ability to remember important ideas and significant details, recognizing central thought or purpose, making logical inferences, and understanding vocabulary in context.
    Mathematics - 45 minutes - 64 questions evaluating computation, problem-solving skills, knowledge of important concepts, and ability to reason.
    Language - 25 minutes - 60 questions testing skills in grammar, spelling, syllabication, style, usage, and diction.
  5. A few details about exam day:
    • Students are asked to report to the testing area for room assignment no later than 7:45 a.m.
    • The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 11:30 a.m.
    • Please have your son bring two soft lead (No. 2) pencils. Calculators are not allowed.
    • Students should get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast; they may dress in casual attire.
    • As stated in the application, parents must submit all psychoeducational documentation prior to December 1 if the applicant would like to receive testing accommodations, e.g. extended time.
     

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