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Does My Child Need to Take an HSPT Class?

Many parents wonder if their child needs to take a class to prepare for the HSPT. They think that if their child has good grades in school that an HSPT prep course is not necessary.

We have found that grades alone do not indicate whether a child is prepared to do well on the HSPT.  The reason for this is that the HSPT tests students on material that goes back to the earlier grades, and some students have forgotten some of this material.  Even though they may be earning good grades in the present as a 7th or 8th grader, they may not remember how to do certain math problems or remember certain grammar rules that they learned in 5th or 6th grade.

In addition, the HSPT is a timed test, so that students need to complete each of the five sub-tests in a rather strict time frame. Students who are more methodical (and thus slower workers), find the timing of the sub-tests very challenging. Taking an HSPT prep class can help students to learn to finish the HSPT sub-tests in the time allotted.

To help parents to decide if their child can benefit from an HSPT prep class, we offer an HSPT Diagnostic Assessment. The assessment provides:
  • A compete model HSPT exam
  • An assessment in each of the five sections of the HSPT– Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Math and Language
  • Immediate feedback on your child’s performance
  • Suggestions for the next steps in your child's preparation for the HSPT
  • FREE downloadable Vocabulary Workbook with registration! 
The HSPT Diagnostic Assessment offers an objective criterion to help parents decide if their child needs to take an HSPT prep class. 

For more information and to register for the HSPT Diagnostic Assessment visit our website here.


-Steve Saso


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