Summer Head Start for the Catholic High School Placement Test:
- Begin by taking a full-length high school placement test and diagnostic reading and math tests to determine learning gaps and readiness for test content.
- Attend a parent meeting to review your child’s tests results and individualized learning plan.
How do I get started?
When you schedule, you will be prompted to create an account for your child and pay by credit card. If your 8th grader is already a student at Tech2Learn, you should login with the same username and password you use to schedule them for other classes.
On the first test date, the student will take a full length practice HSPT. The HSPT is a 298-question test that measures a student’s ability in five areas: Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Mathematics, and Language Skills. The test is 3 hours long and offered most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4pm beginning in June.
On the second test date, the student will take diagnostic math and reading tests to identify readiness for HSPT test material. Tests include vocabulary and reading comprehension assessment, spelling inventory, math fact and concept assessment and a written essay. Testing is 2 hours long and offered most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3pm beginning in June.
This meeting is for parents only. Please bring 7th grade report cards, 6th & 7th grade standardized test scores (AIMS, AZMerit, Iowas), and any additional school documentation you think is important to the high school admissions process. The meeting is 45 minutes long and offered most Fridays.
The full HSPT Prep Course runs from September – December. HSPT Study Sessions are 2 hours long and offered most Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Check back in August to purchase and schedule Study Sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should my child take the HSPT practice and diagnostic tests during the summer?
Summer is a perfect opportunity to take the HSPT practice and diagnostic tests because it ensures that your student can start test prep immediately in September.
For those students who have learning gaps that may impact their readiness for HSPT concepts, Tech2Learn offers summer Reading and Math Tune-Up sessions to get caught up on math, reading, and grammar skills before starting Study Sessions.
What happens after my child takes the HSPT practice and diagnostic tests?
After the 2 test days, you should schedule a Parent Meeting to review your child’s test scores. This meeting is for parents only. Please bring 7th grade report cards, 6th & 7th grade standardized test scores (AIMS, AZMerit, Iowas), and any additional school documentation you think is important to the high school admissions process. At the Parent Meeting, you will be informed of the recommended next steps for your child’s learning plan.
Why are HSPT Prep Study Sessions not offered during the Summer?
Study Sessions cover test-specific strategies and concepts. From past experience, we have seen that students retain this information best when they prepare during the Fall immediately before the test. If the testing process identifies that your child has learning gaps that may impact their readiness for HSPT concepts, Tech2Learn offers summer Reading and Math Tune-Up sessions to get caught up on math, reading, and grammar skills before starting Study Sessions.
What is the cost?
- Testing-$175: Includes: Test Date 1 (Practice HSPT Test), Test Date 2 (Reading and Math assessment) and Parent Meeting
About the Instructor
My name is Debi Cummings and I am the owner and operator of Tech2learn and graduate of Xavier College Prep. Of the 350+ students I have prepared for the HSPT test, 98% have been accepted to a Catholic high school; many with honors or distinction. At each session, your child will work personally with me and my highly qualified tutors from Brophy, Xavier, and Chaparral, to master the skills and strategies for success on the high school entrance exam.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 480-650-1519 or firstname.lastname@example.org