Exploring Scholastic Testing

Scholastic Testing Service, Inc. offers products and scoring services for all types of educational assessment needs. To go to our different sites, choose from the following links:

 

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.

High School Placement Test (HSPT®)

Who can believe it’s already August and the beginning of the school year is just around the corner. Seniors will be entering their last year of high school and kindergarteners will be entering their first year of elementary school.

STS is set to begin another busy fall getting ready to roll out another testing season of the High School Placement Test (HSPT®). The HSPT is the most comprehensive placement test available to assess 8th graders for entrance into high school. The HSPT provides reliable data that’s needed for admissions, placement, remediation and scholarship decisions. The rigorous content of the HSPT helps prepare students for the demands of a high school curriculum.

The HSPT provides national normative measures in the following cognitive and basic skills areas: verbal and quantitative skills, reading, mathematics and language. Optional tests in science and Catholic religion are available at no additional cost. Testing time for the HSPT is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

In order for high schools to save time with their many applicants, check out the Online Registration system. This allows families to sign up electronically to take the HSPT while also paying the testing fees online. High schools receive immediate registration confirmation to easily track registrants.

STS can also upload HSPT reports to the Report Center. Schools will no longer wait for the paper reports to arrive and avoid extra shipping costs. All you need to do is download, view and print the reports when needed.

Call STS today at 1.630.766.7150 to inquire about the HSPT and what it can do for you.