High School Placement Test & Prep Course Information

High School Placement Test Prep Courses

Brother Rice High School: 

October 12 from 8am – 11:30am.  $50.00. This class will be for 8th grade boys only.  To register for the class go to http://brwarriorscamps.com/camps-academic.php.

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory:  (Limited spots available for 8th-grade girls in each of the HSPT sessions.) $60.00. 

Session 1 Date: Thursday, November 14th, 4:00-7:00 pm; pizza dinner will be provided

Session 2 Date: Thursday, November 21st, 4:00-7:00 pm; pizza dinner will be provided

To register for the class go to http://stmarysprep.mystrikingly.com/hspt-prep-course 

Detroit Catholic Central High School: (Limited spots available for 8th-grade girls)

Saturday, October 26 from 8am – 11:00am. $45.00. 

To register for the class go to https://catholiccentral.myschoolapp.com/page/event-detail?pk=12179754&siteId=1178&register=28086&ssl=1&fromId=228291

Saint Catherine of Sienna Academy

Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00am – 12:00pm, $50.00

To register for the class go to (click on the Register Here button in the top of the page) https://saintcatherineacademy.org/admissions/high-school-placement-test/

Mercy High School:

Session 1 Time: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8am – 11:00 am, $75.00

Session 2 Time: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, $75.00

To register for the class go to (scroll down and choose complete registration form) https://www.mhsmi.org/admissions/high-school-placement-test

High School Placement Test

The Scholastic Testing Service (STS) – High School Placement Test (HSPT) measures a student’s ability in cognitive and basic skill areas and can be administered in a relatively limited amount of time. Since the entire battery is standardized at the same time, with a population of entering high school students, the end results are directly comparable for all test areas and can be related to the level of the students at the time of entering high school.

Students should arrive at the testing center at 7:30 A.M. as the test starts promptly at 7:45 A.M. and will be completed by Noon. Students should bring with them two #2 sharpened pencils. Any student considering attending a Catholic High School should participate in taking the High School Placement Test as it is required for the admissions process.

The Scholastic High School Placement Test will be offered at all high schools on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Additional testing dates are being offered on December 2, 2020, February 1, 2020, and March 7, 2020. Check with your location of choice to confirm their additional testing dates. High school acceptance letters will be mailed out by January 24,2020.

Parents will receive a copy of their student’s HSPT results via mail or email. Only one delivery method is available, which you will designate during the registration process. Certain student accommodations may be available at specific testing sites. Students with an ISP or IEP requesting accommodations on the placement test must submit the required documentation to the high school test site. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

If you have not already done so please go to the following link to register for the exam:  https://stsusers.com/stsusers/registration/static/detroit.php

High School Placement Test Breakdown

The test is broken down into the following categories:

Cognitive Abilities

60 questions assessing a variety of skills, including verbal analogy, verbal classification, logical reasoning, and the recognition and usage of synonyms and antonyms.

52 questions on number and letter series, picture analogy, and picture classification. (Quantitative Ability Score)

Basic Skills

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. (Reading Score)

64 questions evaluating computation, problem-solving skills, knowledge of important concepts, and ability to reason. (Mathematics Score) LANGUAGE 60 questions testing skills in grammar, spelling, syllabication, style, usage, and diction. (Language Score) SCIENCE 30 questions testing basic science knowledge learned through the 7th grade.