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

Payment for Services

Seeley Test Pros requests that clients pay prior to or at the time of service. Clients may pay with cash, check, Venmo or PayPal. Checks should be made payable to Seeley Test Pros. If you would prefer to pay by credit card, please let us know and we will send you an online invoice via PayPal. There is a 5% convenience fee for this service.

Cancellation Policy

Seeley Test Pros is flexible in adjusting to the hectic schedules of our clients, but only if notice of cancellation is received at least 24-hours in advance of the scheduled tutoring appointment or class session. The best way to give notice is by phone, directly to the instructor, but notice may also be given by email or text. Please ensure verbal confirmation of the cancellation.

Cancellations with less than 24-hours advance notice will result in a charge of the full amount of the scheduled time. In the case of inclement weather (e.g., snowstorms) and emergencies, this policy may be waived. Seeley Test Pros will make a determination on fee waivers for late cancellations due to emergencies.

We appreciate your patronage and look forward to working with you!