Exam Description: HSPT
The HSPT is one of the most widely used high school tests in the country. The cognitive skills questions tend to resemble those found in IQ tests, while the achievement questions are in the traditional format.
The school may also administer optional test sections such as science, mechanical aptitude, and catholic religion. The results on these sections are not included in the standardized score used for admission and placement.
The Cooperative Admissions Examination is available only to 8th graders for admission to specific Catholic high schools. The COOP test contains ten units. The items measuring potential resemble those found on IQ Tests. The achievement items range from mathematical problems and conventional reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary questions to units on grammatical terms.