Practice Exams

We have practice exams for the current 7th graders (and any 6th or 5th graders who would like to start early) for the TACHS, HSPT, SHSAT, ISEE, 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 students as accustomed to the format of the exam as possible. Most score very poorly on their first practice test as they need to master the material much better and adapt to the speed. 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 in lessons 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 for each student. We design the homework for each group around the types of problems they solved least accurately compared to all of our past students on that exam.

Exam Comparisons

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

Contact Me

 

HSPT, SHSAT, TACHS, ISEE, SSAT Practice Exam Schedule

 

First Practice Test for New 6th and 7th Grade Students from December through May

  • December 3, 2023
  • January 7, 2023
  • February 4, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • April 1, 2023
  • May 6, 2023

HSPT Practice Exam Schedule

 

  • Krypton – March 25 and April 8, 2023
  • Bromine – May 21 (Sunday) and June 3, 2023
  • Selenium – July 23, 2022
  • Arsenic – August 27 and August 28, 2022
  • Germanium – October 22 and October 23, 2022
  • Gallium or Krypton – November 12, 2022

SHSAT Practice Test Schedule

 

  • Argon – March 5, 2023 (Sunday)
  • Chlorine – April 16 and April 29, 2023
  • Sulfur – June 18, 2022 and June 25, 2022
  • Phosphorus – August 6, 2022
  • Silicon – September 3, 2022
  • Aluminum – October 8 and October 9, 2022

 

TACHS Practice Exam Schedule

  • Neon – May 20, 2023 and June 4, 2022 (Sunday)
  • Fluorine – July 9 and July 16, 2022
  • Oxygen – August 20, 2022
  • Nitrogen – October 15 and October 16, 2022

ISEE Practice Exam Schedule

  • Xenon – September 10, 2022

SSAT Practice Test Schedule

  • TBD

 

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, St. Peter’s Prep, 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.

All practice tests are free with continuous group lesson subscription.

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

Practice Exams 2022

  • SHSAT Sulfur – June 18, 2022
  • TACHS Exam Fluorine – July 9 and July 16, 2022
  • HSPT Exam Selenium – July 23, 2022
  • SHSAT Phosphorus – August 6, 2022
  • TACHS Exam Oxygen – August 20, 2022
  • HSPT Exam Arsenic – August 27 and August 28, 2022
  • SHSAT Silicon – September 3, 2022
  • ISEE Exam Xenon – September 10, 2022
  • SHSAT Aluminum – October 8 and October 9, 2022 – Last practice exam before the real Specialized High School Admissions Test
  • TACHS Exam Nitrogen – October 15 and October 16, 2022 – Last practice exams before the real Test for Admission to Catholic High Schools
  • HSPT Exam Germanium – October 22 and October 23, 2022 – Last practice exams before the real Regis test and Xavier scholarship exam
  • HSPT Exam Gallium or Krypton- November 12, 2022 – Last practice exam before the real Xaverian, Fontbonne, Hill, and most scholarship exams

Practice Exams 2023

First Practice Assessment – December 2022 – May 2023 – First practice exams for new students. There will be multiple offerings of this test including the following dates:

  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – December 3, 2023 (all tests December – May are identical and the student does not need to take this more than once)
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – January 7, 2023
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – February 4, 2023
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – March 4, 2023 (all tests December – May are identical and the student does not need to take this more than once)
  • SHSAT Argon – March 5, 2023 (Sunday)
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders – April 1, 2023 (identical to December – May First Tests)
  • HSPT Exam Krypton – March 25 and April 8, 2023
  • SHSAT Chlorine – April 16 and April 29, 2023
  • First High School Entrance Practice Test for 6th and 7th graders  – May 6, 2023 (identical to December – May First Tests)
  • TACHS Exam Neon – May 20, 2023 and June 4, 2022 (Sunday)
  • HSPT Exam Bromine – May 21 (Sunday) and June 3, 2023

To start lessons, register your new student for the next relevant exam below.