May I pre-register for the exam?Yes. Pre-registration is required to take the HSPT at Frassati Catholic High School. Please register online and submit the test fee online.
When is the HSPT offered by Frassati Catholic High School?Frassati Catholic High School will offer the HSPT on January 21, 2017. If illness or family obligations prevent students from testing on that day, students may attend the make-up session at Frassati Catholic High School on February 4, 2017, or at other Catholic schools throughout the remainder of the spring semester.
Where will the test be given?The High School Placement Test (HSPT) will be administered by Frassati Catholic High School located at 22151 Frassati Way. The test will be offered at other Catholic High Schools on the same day. If your child is testing at another school, but wants Frassati Catholic to receive his or her test scores, he or she will need to indicate that on his or her answer sheet. The HSPT school code for Frassati Catholic is 12.
What is the test duration?The test will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. Students should arrive at Frassati Catholic High School to check in at 8:00 a.m. Students will have a short break following the first three sections of the exam.
What materials will be needed?Please bring two #2 pencils. Please note that mechanical pencils and calculators are not allowed for this exam.
What academic areas does the test cover?The test covers the following areas: Verbal skills - synonyms, antonyms, and analogies; Mathematics - fractions, decimals, basic geometry and word problems; and Language - reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar.
How does the HSPT affect my child's admission to Frassati Catholic High School?The HSPT is one factor considered when a student seeks admission into Frassati Catholic High School. The Admissions Committee reviews student transcripts, teacher recommendations, the HSPT scores and other relevant information when considering an applicant for admissions. Students with lower than a 9th grade equivalency will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
How are the scores determined?There is no passing grade. Scores are percentages of performances as compared to the entire group taking that same test; scores range from below average to above average in any given test area with 50% as average.
How long does it take for the scores to come back?The Scholastic Testing Service scores the tests. The schools selected by the student receive the test results in approximately 3-4 weeks. If you have applied to Frassati Catholic, your test scores will be mailed to you with the decision letter on March 10, 2017.