HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST (HSPT®)
- The Application for Admission serves as official registration for the administration of the CBHS entrance exam, the High School Placement Test (HSPT®), scheduled for December 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at CBHS. Please first apply online to register for the test, and our Admission Office will contact you with additional information.
- 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 CBHS.
- There are no suggested study guides, tutoring courses, etc for preparation for the HSPT. It is suggested that students continue to work hard in their 8th grade classes and get a good night's sleep before the test.
- The High School Placement Test is structured as follows:
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.
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.
- A few details about exam day:
- Students are asked to report to the testing area for room assignment no later than 7:45 a.m.
- The test will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 11:30 a.m.
- Please have your son bring two soft lead (No. 2) pencils. Calculators are not allowed.
- Students should get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast; they may dress in casual attire.
- As stated in the application, parents must submit all psychoeducational documentation prior to November 25 if the applicant would like to receive testing accommodations, e.g. extended time.