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HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT)

HSPT (for all applicants to Grade 9 and 10)

Registration is now open. Click HERE to register!
Test Date (Option 1): Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 8:00am
Test Date (Option 2)Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 8:00am 
Cost: $50 per student.

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is required for every applicant applying to grade 9 & transfer applicants to grade 10.

Should Jesuit High School be your top choice, you should test at our site. We will be happy to share your score if you decide to apply to more than one high school. E-Mail Debbie Case to request to have your score shared.

HSPT Registration

PreHSPT (for 7th grade boys)

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9am
Cost: $35 per student. Fee will be collected day of the test.

Jesuit High School will be offering the opportunity for all 7th grade boys to take a practice High School Placement Test. Seats are limited! Pre-registration required.

Pre-HSPT Registration

HSPT Test Structure

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.

On Exam Day

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 Jesuit.

A few details about exam day:

  • Calculators are not allowed.
  • There is a $50 testing fee collected in the testing room. Checks should be made payable to Jesuit High School.
  • Students should get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast; they may dress in casual attire.
  • If your son requires accommodations for testing, you must submit all documentation (504 Plans or an IEP) prior to the date of his test.
  • If you are applying to Christian Brothers and Jesuit, you only need to take the test once. Simply ask the school where you are testing to share the results with the other school.
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