HSPT Prep Book 2019-2020: HSPT Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the High School Placement Test, ISBN 9781635303254
Four out of five stars
It is an unfortunate fact of life in the modern world of growing up that your performance on a single test can do a great deal to determine your future. From where you are placed among your peers to your entrance into the school of your choice. One of the significant early tests is the High School Placement Test or HSPT. It is taken by students about to enter the ninth grade or what is in the United States, the first year of high school. If you do well on the HSPT, then you will be placed into the college preparation track, which is often key to your future education.
This book contains some review material, but there are heavy assumptions regarding previous exposure and understanding. The reviews are short and very to the point. There are exams with questions that require some significant thought, which is the proper level of challenge. It would be very counterproductive to give easy questions on a study exam.
If your child is someone about to take the HSPT, then acquiring this book and using it as a study aid is a cheap and effective way to improve their chances to earn the score that will give them an edge. However, it is hardly original or unique in the approach.