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HSPT

High School Placement Test Prep

The High School Placement Test – or HSPT – is a private school entrance exam. It is nationally recognized, accredited and available to students interested in attending private school. The examination entails the following topics: language, verbal skill, vocabulary, quantitative skills, mathematics and reading comprehension.

 

What makes Math ETC Learning Center the choice for HSPT preparation?
Math ETC Learning Center offers effective and efficient private school test preparation not available anywhere else. Courses are taught by experienced instructors ready to provide a personalized experience.

Students will take a number of actual full length HSPT examinations, both in and out of class. Every test will be analyzed to find each participant’s weaknesses and strengths. Course materials will include the Math ETC Learning Center manual filled with strategies, tips and tricks.

For an affordable charge, both in person and phone support is available for tutoring during and after taking the Math ETC Learning Center course. Many of students have used the Math ETC Learning Center to successfully pass the HSPT and get into the private school of their choice.

It is advised that students take advantage of HSPT preparation courses to ensure they are ready for this all-important test. To shorten your search for information, read below some common questions about the HSPT.

How long is the HSPT?
With breaks, the exam can take up to three hours to complete.

What’s the best time to register for the exam?
Registration is managed by individual schools. Contact the one you are interested in to find out when you should register. You should also look into Math ETC private school test preparation so that you give yourself sufficient time to study under experienced hands.

When and where can one take the HSPT?
There is no structured administration for the exam. The private school you want to apply to will have this information.

How would I register?
Registration is handled by the individual private schools. Contact an administrator at the school you are interested in to get this information.

What is the cost for taking the HSPT?
Typically, the cost of the exam will be included in the application fee. But this is not always the case. There are schools that will charge a one-time fee to take the exam. Fees can vary, so it’s best to contact the school to find out what the fee is and how it will be paid.

How long after taking the HSPT will it be before I get my scores?
This varies from school to school. You will have to contact the school to find out when scores may be available.

Can I take the HSPT multiple times?
Most schools will only allow you to take the HSPT once. While there may be schools that let you take the exam again, it is recommended you only take the exam once. According to the Scholastic Testing Service, taking the test more than once will not help your chances. Even if you do better the second time, guidelines require the lower score be used.

If you take a private school entrance exam preparation course, you decrease the chances you’ll need to take the test more than once.

What is considered a good score?
An average score is 600 points and up, putting the student above the 80th percentile, but each individual school has their guidelines for a desirable score.

Is there a specific time I should start preparing for the HSPT?
Every private school has its own application process and exam schedule. Check with your private school of choice to see when the application process begins. You should plan to prepare for the exam at least two months in advance. This gives you time to sign up for Math ETC HSPT preparation and gives you plenty of time to study and practice.

How much math will I need before I start preparing for the HSPT?
You should have a basic understanding of mathematics in general, but Math ETC will cover arithmetic, elementary algebra, and basic geometry.

Assessments

  • At Math ETC we are data-driven. All incoming students are required to take an assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses. The results are shared with parents in a conference and then used to construct a streamlined lesson plan for the tutorial sessions.
  • Assessments can be administered up to 2 times each school year, including the initial assessment.

Scheduling

  • Sessions are scheduled in 12, 18, or 24-hour packages per quarter (3 months). Parents can choose a month-to-month plan which will be assessed at a higher rate.
  • 2 The initial schedule agreed upon between Math ETC and the parent will be posted on the Parent Portal prior to class start.

Rescheduling

Reporting

  • Communication regarding the status and progress of students will be reported via student notes and emailed to the parents within 24 hours of students completing their session.
  • Detailed Progress Reports that give an overview of student’s growth and performance compared to the initial benchmarks will be provided every quarter by email.
  • To better serve all clients of Math ETC, instructors and staff are unable to speak with parents after every session as this would impede assistance to other clients. Parents are welcome to request a conference via their Parent Portal.
  • Any concerns must be discussed first with the Center Director by sending an email to [email protected] If an issue cannot be resolved in this manner, a phone call or meeting may be requested.

Communication

  • Communication regarding the status and progress of students will be reported via student notes and emailed to the parents within 24 hours of students completing their session.
  • Detailed Progress Reports that give an overview of student’s growth and performance compared to the initial benchmarks will be provided every quarter by email.
  • To better serve all clients of Math ETC, instructors and staff are unable to speak with parents after every session as this would impede assistance to other clients. Parents are welcome to request a conference via their Parent Portal.
  • Any concerns must be discussed first with the Center Director by sending an email to [email protected] If an issue cannot be resolved in this manner, a phone call or meeting may be requested.

Late Pick Up Policy

  • All correspondence between parents and Math ETC Learning Center must be written for documentation and sent to [email protected] for prompt response. Verbal agreements, be it by phone or in person, that prompt a future course of action must be transcribed and emailed to all parties involved to consider it binding. Schedules, invoices, and financial statements will be communicated to parents and students via the Parent Portal.

Conflicts

  • For the safety of the child, every child who is not picked up within 15 min of their session ending will be checked into aftercare per childcare regulations. Parents will be billed $10 per hour when the childcare center is open and $1 per minute after 6:30 pm when the center is closed.
  • When a child is not picked up within 15 minutes of the center closing at 7:30pm, the closing supervisor will call the parents and all emergency contacts on file. If a parent is reached, the parent will be required to sign the Late Pick Up form and pay the late fee in cash or card.
  • If a parent cannot be reached within 30 min of the center closing, the supervisor will call the Center Director who will try to reach the parents before calling the Department of Social Services and/or local authorities for further assistance.

Payments

  • All tutorial sessions must be prepaid. We offer the following payment plans: Monthly – 100% of the monthly tuition due on the 1st of the month. Bi-Monthly – 50% of the monthly tuition due on the 1st and 50% due on the 15th of the month Installments (1/2/3) – this option is only available for test prep clients and annual packages.
  • 2 All payments are to be made online by ACH and can be viewed and managed through the Parent Portal.