Practice Exams

We are now having practice exams for the current 7th graders (and any 6th or 5th graders who would like to start early) for the TACHS, HSPT, SHSAT, and high school admissions exams. All students take a practice test before our first lesson. This initial assessment helps us group similar students with similar goals as well as to compare to all future practice tests.

We will have additional practice tests every four to ten weeks until the real tests to evaluate progress and get them as accustomed to the format of the exam as possible. Most students score very poorly on their first practice test as they need to master the material much better. Too many students just memorize material for school exams and then forget it. They need to incorporate it into their long-term memory so they can quickly recall it for an exam and build other more complex skills on top of this foundation. One of our goals is to instill this idea in preparation for these exams. These tests will evaluate how much of the information has been retained so that we can create an optimal plan.

Comparison of the format and types of questions on the HSPT, SHSAT, and TACHS

Comparison of the format and types of questions on the ISEE and HSPT

Comparison of the format and types of questions on the SSAT and HSPT

Comparing the College Entrance Exams: SAT vs ACT

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HSPT, SHSAT, TACHS Practice Exam Schedule

The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is for Staten Island Tech, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, and other specialized high schools.

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is for Regis and the scholarship exam for Xavier, Xaverian, and similar to the scholarship exam for other high schools.

The Test for Admission to Catholic High School (TACHS) is the admission and scholarship exam for St. Joseph by the Sea, Monsignor Farrell, St. Peter’s, Moore, and many other Catholic high schools. It is also the admissions (not scholarship) exam for Xavier, Xaverian, Hill, and many other high schools.

Above, you can register for all high school admissions practice tests for the year. Most evaluations are on Saturdays and Sundays. Our schedule for the year is as follows:

  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – Dec 5, 2020
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – January 9, 2021
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – February 6, 2021
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – March 6, 2021
  • SHSAT – March 6, 2021
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – April 3, 2021
  • HSPT – March 27, 2021
  • SHSAT – April 17, 2021
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th gradersĀ  – May 1, 2021
  • TACHS – May 15, 2021
  • HSPT – May 29, 2021
  • SHSAT – June 19, 2021
  • TACHS – July 10, 2021
  • HSPT – July 24, 2021
  • SHSAT – August 7, 2021
  • TACHS – August 21, 2021
  • HSPT – August 28 and August 29, 2021
  • SHSAT – September 4, 2021
  • ISEE – September 11, 2021
  • SHSAT – October 9, 2021 and October 10, 2021 – Last practice exam before the real Specialized High School Admissions Test
  • TACHS – October 16 and October 17, 2021 – Last practice exams before the real Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools
  • HSPT – October 23 and October 24, 2021 – Last practice exams before the real Regis test and Xavier scholarship exam
  • HSPT – November 13, 2021 – Last practice exam before the real Xaverian, Fontbonne, Hill, and most scholarship exams

Practice Exams 2022

First Practice Assessment – December 2021 – May 2022 – First practice exams for new students. There will be multiple offerings of this test including the following dates:

  • December 4, 2021
  • January 8, 2022
  • February 5, 2022
  • March 5, 2022
  • April 2, 2022
  • May 7, 2022

If you would like to take an exam but cannot make the current date scheduled, please let us know and we may be able to schedule a new one.

 

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Comparison of the format and types of questions on the HSPT, SHSAT, and TACHS

Comparison of the format and types of questions on the ISEE and HSPT

Comparison of the format and types of questions on the SSAT and HSPT

Comparing the SAT and ACT