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为申请美高,也是考了不少试了,什么TOEFL、SSAT、TOEFL Junior、SLEP……结果又有学校告诉你要考HSPT或者ISEE,宝宝们茫然了……




曾经拯救过懵逼星球的主页姐,今儿就给大家普及一下HSPT或者ISEE这两种考试~




HSPT考试


美国许多私立高中,尤其是天主教学校,都把HSPT(High School Placement Test )考试作为筛选和评级学生的方式。由于这些高中录取的都是来自于多样背景的学生,这些学生来自于有着不同学术标准的学校,所以使用某种统一标准的考试来测验这些学生在不同科目的水平就成为了必要。HSPT是测试学生学业水平的很可靠的标准。HSPT通常一年只能考一次,考题形式为多选,具体的考试时间和地点需要咨询申请的学校。


HSPT考试时长为两个半小时。考题分为五部分:语言能力部分时长16分钟,包含60道题;数量分析能力部分时长30分钟,包含52道题。阅读部分时长25分钟,包含62道题;数学部分时长45分钟,包含64道题;语言部门时长25分钟,包含60道题。



ISEE考试


美国许多顶尖私立学校需要学生参加私立学校入学考试(Independent School Entrance Exam)。这项考试的目的有两个,一是衡量学生的学习能力,二是查看学生现有的知识量。ISEE时长3小时,半年有一次考试机会。考试包含写作部分,写作不评级也不打分,会被转交给学生所申请的学校。除了写作外,其余的考试题目都是多选题。


ISEE考试的第一部分是词义推测,选择跟题目单词相近意义的词,以及正确填写完整句子的能力。这一部分有40道题目,时长20分钟。第二部分是数量推理,时长35分钟,题目35道。这部分测试的是学生对运算、代数、几何的基础知识的掌握、对高级概念的理解和运用以及数量比较的能力。阅读理解时长40分钟,短文多是与人文、科学和社会研究相关,题目共40道。第三部分是数学运用题,时长40分钟,共45道题。不允许使用计算器。最后一部分是以给出的话题写作。


考试后几周内,分数会寄给父母以及申请的学校。考试没有所谓的分数线,通过的分数全凭申请学校决定。不过,由于申请私立学校的学生数量很多,而且两次考试之间需要半年的等待期,所以备考一定要充分。在ISEE考试中取得高分的学生能够优先选择一流学校。

 

ISEE有三种不同的类型,一类是申请5年级和6年级的学生参加的,一类是申请7年级和8年级的学生参加的,第三类是申请9年级至12年级的学生参加的。




 贴心如主页姐,自然是把考题也找到了~下面是部分考题(毕竟太长了),感受一下吧~


HSPT Practice Test Questions

 

Verbal Skills

 

1. Aptitude most nearly means

 

talent

test

height

disposition


2. Which word does not belong with the others?

 

guitar

drummer

saxophone

piano


3. Approximate means the opposite of

 

inexact

precise

attempt

estimate


Reading Comprehension

 

Passage One: PARENTING STYLES

When a newborn cries throughout the night, parents can feel at a loss. If they turn to expert advice, they find that even experts disagree on the best solution. The two most popular techniques could not be more contradictory: One encourages parents to let the infant cry himself to sleep. The other encourages "co-sleeping," or letting the infant sleep in the parents’ bed.


In the first technique, popularized by Dr. Richard Ferber, parents are encouraged to stick to a strict schedule and teach the infant to adapt. The infant sleeps in a separate room; if he cries, the parents should wait five minutes to check on him. The next time he cries, the parents wait ten minutes. The next time, they wait fifteen. Gradually, the theory goes, the child learns to get back to sleep on his own. This is often called the “cry it out” solution.


At the other end of the spectrum is “attachment parenting.” This technique was developed by Dr. William Sears, who argues that the parents should be available to care for the infant if he cries. This technique helps the infant feel that he can rely on his parents to take care of him.


Both sides have their critics. Ferber’s technique seems callous and uncaring to some, and Sears’s technique seems unsympathetic to sleep-deprived parents. In the end, parents must rely on the only tried and true technique: trial and error.

 

4. The main purpose of this passage is:

 

To inform readers of two options available to parents of newborns.

To convince readers that the “cry it out” method is best.

To convince readers that “attachment parenting” is best.

To criticize both methods.


5. The meaning nearest to the word co-sleeping is:

 

“cry it out”

“attachment parenting”

To sleep together

To take turns sleeping

 

Reading Vocabulary Practice Questions

 

6. to skulk quietly

 

sniff

plan

sneak

talk


7. the smoldering warehouse

 

reeking

smoking

empty

enormous


8. the mulish employee

 

stubborn

predictable

unshaven

impractical


Usage, Punctuation, and Grammar Practice Test

 Select the sentence with an error in usage, punctuation, or grammar. If no errors are found, choose choice d.

 

9.

Wind always blows from areas of higher to lower atmospheric pressure.

Tillie, the German shepherd was always the first one to know when Dad got home.

Throughout his testimonial, the witness cleaned his glasses with his tie.

No mistake.


10.

 Though I had only met him recently, I felt as though I had long known Jon.

There were very few people left on the streets after sundown.

There are over 600 species of bacteria living in the human mouth at any time.

No mistake.


Select the sentence with an error in spelling. If there are no errors, select answer choice “d”.

 

11.

 The yellow flowers are daffodils, and the orange ones are tiger lilies.

The bus arrived earlier then scheduled.

After lightning struck the house, the television looked blurry.

No mistake.


12.

 The black cat had one white side where it rubbed against the wet paint in the garrage.

Mike shined his flashlight into the crawl space, and a centipede crawled out.

The farmer had to go into the fields during the rain to shut off the irrigation system.

No mistake.


13. Where should the following sentence be placed in the paragraph below?

 

Examples of these problematic beliefs are statements such as, “Everyone should love me” and “I must never be wrong.”

 

1] Albert Ellis created Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy in the 1950s. 2] His primary aim was to help people overcome the problematic beliefs that cause them unhappiness. 3] Ellis observed that most negative emotions are due to beliefs that come in the form of commands containing words like “should,” “ought,” or “must.” 4] For instance, someone who is upset because a coworker complained about him to his boss could analyze his response and find that the source of the unpleasant emotion is the belief that “everyone must approve of me.”

 

After sentence 1

After sentence 2

After sentence 3

After sentence 4


14. Where should the following sentence be placed in the paragraph below?

 

Supporters of HFCS, however, point to research that shows no connection to obesity at all.

 

1] High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a sweetener used in many foods and soft drinks. 2] HFCS is created by grinding corn into corn starch, processing the starch to turn it into corn syrup, and then treating it with enzymes to turn it into fructose. 3] The result is a cheap, very sweet syrup that shows up in many of the food and drinks we consume every day, particularly soft drinks. 4] Critics of HFCS cite research that seems to prove that it increases obesity. 5] Another controversy concerns the use of the phrase “natural ingredients” on products containing HFCS. 6] Supporters say that it can be called natural because it comes from corn, but critics argue that after all the processing it is put through, it is no longer appropriate to call it “natural.”

 

After sentence 1

After sentence 2

After sentence 3

After sentence 4


Quantitative Skills

 

15. What number is six more than 1/3 of 90?

 

30

36

42

46


16. Which numeral comes next in the series: 116, 113, 107, 98, …?

 

86

89

91

92


Mathematics

 

17. Which of the following numbers is equal to 0.20?

 

18. Which of the following numbers can be divided by 6 without a remainder?

 

34

18

22

93





ISEE Test Practice Questions

 

Verbal Reasoning

 DIRECTIONS: Each of the following questions consists of one word followed by four words. Select the one word whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

 

1. ENTHRALL

 

extreme

fascinate

devote

bizarre


2. COWARD

 

gutless

boor

judge

brave


3. NOVICE

 

expert

nurse

beginner

naught


DIRECTIONS: Select the word(s) that best fit the meaning of each sentence.

 

4. The teacher ______ her students when they gave the wrong answer.

 

commended

applauded

belittled

praised


5. Many rainforest species have ______ due to deforestation.

 

perished

persisted

survived

immigrated


6. Because of his easygoing ______, many people wanted to ______ James.

 

personality .. destroy

rudeness .. join

demeanor .. befriend

dominance .. ignore


Quantitative Reasoning

 DIRECTIONS: In this section there are four possible answers after each question. Choose which one is best.

 

7. Which of the following numbers is greatest?

 

0.0236

0.236

0.0339

0.099


8. 1/3 + 1/4 =

 

2/7

1/7

7/12

7/8


9. A hotel charges $48.00 per day for a room. In addition, there is a 7% tax. What is the total cost for the room for one night?

 

$48.00

$51.36

$55.00

$81.60


Reading Questions

 DIRECTIONS: Read each passage carefully and then answer the questions pertaining to it. For each question, decide on the basis of the passage which one of the choices best answers the question.

 

Protozoa are microscopic, one-celled organisms that can be free-living or parasitic in nature. They are able to multiply in humans, a factor which contributes to their survival and also permits serious infections to develop from just a single organism. Transmission of protozoa that live in the human intestine to another human typically occurs by a fecal-oral route (for example, contaminated food or water, or person-to-person contact). Protozoa that thrive in the blood or tissue of humans are transmitted to their human hosts by an arthropod vector (for example, through the bite of a mosquito or sand fly).

 

Helminths are large, multicellular organisms that are generally visible to the naked eye in their adult stages. Like protozoa, helminths can be either free-living or parasitic in nature. In their adult form, helminths cannot multiply in humans. There are three main groups of helminths (derived from the Greek word for worms) that are human parasites:

 

1.Flatworms (platyhelminths) – these include the trematodes (flukes) and cestodes (tapeworms).

 

2.Thorny-headed worms (acanthocephalins) – the adult forms of these worms reside in the gastrointestinal tract. The acanthocephala are thought to be intermediate between the cestodes and nematodes.

 

3.Roundworms (nematodes) – the adult forms of these worms can reside in the gastrointestinal tract, blood, lymphatic system or subcutaneous tissues. Alternatively, the immature (larval) states can cause disease through their infection of various body tissues.

 

……


10. As used in this passage, the word “parasite” means

 

a person who lives in Paris

an organism that live on or in another organism

microscopic insects

a person who takes advantage of the generosity of others


11. According to the passage, adult Roundworms can live in

 

the arthropod vector

fecal matter

the subcutaneous tissue of humans

contaminated water


12. You can infer from this passage that

 

larval stages of parasites are more dangerous than the adult forms

mosquitoes do not transmit parasites

worms cannot infect humans

clean sanitary conditions will keep you free of protozoa


Math

 DIRECTIONS: In this section there are four possible answers after each question. Choose which one is best.

 

13. A trucking company transports 8,000 pounds of tomatoes every day. How many pounds of tomatoes does the company transport in one week?

 

40,000 pounds

56,000 pounds

62,000 pounds

70,000 pounds


14. What is the difference between 3.8 and .571?

 

.73

2.567

3.229

4.26


15. 5 more than 6 times a number is 77. What is the number?

 

12

17

72

82


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