Come Visit STS at Booth 616 at the 2019 NCEA Convention & Expo in Chicago, IL

This year, the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) will be held on April 23-25, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Scholastic Testing Service has been an exhibitor at this convention for well over 20 years; showcasing our many products such as the High School Placement Test (HSPT), Pre-HSPT, QUIC Tests, Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) and School Readiness Test (SRT).

STS will be introducing the Preschool Progress Screening (PPS) this year at the NCEA. Our Preschool Progress Screening is for 3-4 year olds and allows teachers to evaluate skills such as color and shape recognition, creating patterns, following directions, and demonstrating motor abilities. Testing is designed to take place twice a year so that teachers and parents can see how skills have developed between screenings. The user-friendly PPS can be completed in 30 minutes or less. We will be handing out flyers for those who would like a free sample in July/August 2019.

We invite you to stop by BOOTH 616 to learn more about these products and also pick up a preview copy of each of the assessments mentioned above. We look forward to seeing you in April at the NCEA 2019 Convention and Expo.

Offer the Pre-HSPT in High Schools

Drive seventh grade students to your high school and get to know your admissions prospects earlier by offering the Pre-HSPT®. By offering the Pre-HSPT, students take the test under similar conditions as the High School Placement Test (HSPT®).

Some benefits to using the Pre-HSPT include:

  • Evaluating strengths and areas of improvement
  • Provide early feedback to identify performance gaps
  • Familiarize students with HSPT content and structure.

Scored with seventh grade norms, the Pre-HSPT offers the same standard scoring service as the HSPT: Alphabetical Lists, Rank-Order Lists, a Group Summary Statistical Report, a National Percentile Group Summary and Pressure-Sensitive Labels. Individual reports may also be ordered at an additional cost.

Understanding where they stand now can help students and their families plan for HSPT testing later.

Also check out the electronic services STS offers with the Pre-HSPT such as online registration and reports posted to the Online Report Center. Call STS at 1.800.642.6787 for pricing.

Exploring Scholastic Testing

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Use HSPT E-Score as your Make-up Entrance Test

The High School Placement Test E-Score is an online application that replaces the paper answer sheet used during the administration of the HSPT® battery and provides a process for quick scoring and reporting of student data. It can be used for an individual student or in a group setting where multiple computers are available.

When using the HSPT E-Score, administrators are responsible for setting up test sessions and submitting them for scoring once testing is completed. A teacher or proctor must be present to administer the battery to the students. The HSPT test booklets are also still required for the test sessions to provide a consistent and secure testing environment.

Standard scoring includes an Alphabetical List Report and an individual Performance Profile, both available within 15 minutes of submission. Schools will be billed on their monthly usage.

Like the High School Placement Test (HSPT), the return of all test booklets will still be required after testing. A return kit is supplied with each order to easily facilitate this.

Call STS today at 1.800.642.6787 to get an account set up for you to begin your HSPT make-up testing with the HSPT E-Score.

High School Placement Test

The High School Placement Test (HSPT®) is in full swing right now with eighth graders testing to determine student admission, placement and scholarship awards based on HSPT performance. So as a parent, how can you help accommodate your child for a successful testing experience? STS offers the following ‘parent’s guide’ to help prepare your child for the HSPT.

First make sure the child gets a restful night sleep. Also make sure the child gets a healthy breakfast in the morning. This will help the child be more energetic and productive during the 2.5 hours of HSPT testing administration.

Before you send in the child into the high school for the HSPT, remind them of the following:

  1. Read the directions and each question carefully.
  2. Pace yourself. Time limits are set for each subtest. The test administrator will announce the halfway point of each subtest.
  3. Answer every question. If you are unsure of an answer, take your best guess. There is no penalty for answering incorrectly.
  4. Check your work. If time permits, go back and review your answers.

High School Placement Test Online Services to Benefit You!

STS is pleased to offer innovative tools and online services that will save schools time and effort when administering the High School Placement Test (HSPT) & Pre-HSPT. These services include:

  • Secure online registration system
  • Access student scores through the Report Center from anywhere
  • Convenient make-up testing and fast results with the online HSPT E-Score

Save Time with Online Registration: When families register for your HSPT or Pre-HSPT testing with the online system, you no longer need to compile records by hand. Receive immediate registration confirmation to easily track registrants and download in real time. Schools may choose when their online registration system opens and closes.

Download and Distribute: STS will upload HSPT & Pre-HSPT score reports into your STS Report Center account. Download, view, or print electronic reports (PDF or CSV files) of student results. Receive scores faster with no more waiting for the paper reports to arrive and reduce shipping costs. Results are retained in the Report Center for one calendar year.

Make up Testing Made Easy: This online application replaces the paper answer sheet, making the HSPT & Pre-HSPT E-Score ideal for testing where efficient administration and fast scoring is needed. Reports available in your account within 15 minutes of submission. Download, view, and print an Alphabetical List Report and a Performance Profile for each student. Test sessions billed monthly per student tested.

Call us today at 1.800.642.6787 to see how these online services can help benefit your testing program.

Readiness Assessments for PreK through 1st grade

Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. is now it the midst of conducting our pilot on the new Preschool Progress Screening (PPS) for 3 and/or 4 year olds. The PPS was designed to report on developmental milestones, drive classroom instruction, and to preliminarily identify children who may be in need of additional support or services. We are looking to roll out the new PPS in 2019!

In the meantime, we still have the Kindergarten Readiness Test and the School Readiness Test.

The latest editions of the Kindergarten Readiness Test and the School Readiness Test will benefit educators by:

  • providing as much information as possible about each student’s abilities
    showing how underlying competencies have developed
  • assessing a student’s Overall Readiness Score as related to a national percentile and stanine
  • tracking individual and group results by providing a Class Record Sheet and Class Summary Report (on paper or digitally)

For more information on any of our products, call us today at 1.800.642.6787. We are here to answer any of your questions.