Frequently Asked Questions on High School Placement Tests:

What is the HSPT/ISEE/SSAT?

Eighth-grade students who wish to attend a private or Catholic high school will be required to take a high school admission or placement test. Most private high schools use the High School Placement Test (HSPT), Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT).

Similar to taking the SAT or ACT for college scholarships and course placement, private high schools are no different. Nearly all private high schools now offer scholarships based on placement test scores, and all use the placement test scores for Honors, AP or IB advanced coursework eligibility.

Do students need prior testing experience?

Typically, this is an eighth grader’s first experience with national testing that has significant consequences from his or her performance.  Our program will help prepare them for these tests.

What do students need to know for these tests?

Does your student know:

  • How to pace properly to finish the test sections?
  • How to solve analogy, verbal logic or verbal classification questions?
  • How to solve sequence or number manipulation questions?
  • Greek or Latin roots or advanced vocabulary?
  • Geometry formulas?
  • Are calculators permitted on the test?
  • Can you work out the math problems on a piece of paper?
  • Can I guess on questions?
  • Test strategies and techniques that can optimize scores?

All these questions and more are answered during our instructional classes or tutoring sessions.

What is the test structure?

Here is the Test Structure

HSPT – Verbal Skills, Quantitative Skills, Reading, Math, and Language
ISEE- Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Reading, Mathematics Achievement, Essay
SSAT- Essay, Quantitative, Reading, Verbal, Experimental

The most important key to success in taking high school placement tests is becoming familiar with the test format and content. Our instruction helps students to learn about the test in a no stress, nurturing environment. Our materials provide students with appropriate, effective vehicles for further practice and review.


Class registration details

  • Students who attend these classes will be prepared for upcoming high school entrance exams.
  • Classes are open to all 7th and 8th graders, boy or girl.
  • Payment is due upon registration. Mail to:

Seeley Test Pros
16017 Detroit Avenue, Suite #200
Lakewood, OH 44107
  Contact us to learn more: 
                        (216) 965-5162

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Cancellation Policy

Seeley Test Pros will attempt to accommodate scheduling changes, but only with a minimum of 24-hours notice prior to the scheduled tutoring appointment or class session. The notice must be provided by phone, directly to the instructor. If email and/or text communications of the cancellation are provided, such is only effective upon the receipt and responsive confirmation by the instructor. In extraordinary circumstances, Seeley Test Pros reserves the right to waive this policy at its sole discretion.