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COOP Test Prep

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COOP Test Prep

COOP Test Prep

Improve COOP Test Scores with Accel Learning’s COOP Test Prep

Accel Learning offers COOP Test Prep Classes for students in Grade 8.

Classes are offered Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Join our COOP Test Prep classes and raise your test scores now.



The Cooperative Admissions Examination (COOP) is prepared by a professional team of educators and assessment analysts at CTB/McGraw-Hill in conjunction with an advisory committee from the sponsoring dioceses.

The COOP Program serves as one of the criteria for admission to a Catholic High School located in the metropolitan areas of New Jersey.

The COOP Exam is an assessment strategy designed to enable the student’s high school admissions program of choice to measure the growth and achievement of the student, to date, and develop an accurate understanding of the student’s growth over time.

The purpose of the examination is to provide objective information about eighth grade students applying to the Catholic High School admissions program of their choice. The examination measures academic achievement in reading, language, and mathematics and contains additional material to assess academic aptitude and memory.

Please note that Catholic High Schools also utilize effort and performance ratings from grades 6, 7, and 8, as well as previous standardized test results.

NOTE: As of Fall of 2017, the COOP Exam has been replaced with the HSPT Exam.

What is covered in the COOP? 2017-10-05T16:34:03+00:00

As of Fall of 2017, the COOP Exam has been replaced with the HSPT Exam.

How long is the COOP? 2017-10-05T16:29:07+00:00

As of Fall of 2017, the COOP Exam has been replaced with the HSPT Exam.

The actual testing time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

When is the COOP administered? 2017-10-05T13:42:26+00:00

The COOP is administered on the first Friday or Saturday of November.

How is the COOP scored? 2017-10-07T10:55:24+00:00

NOTE: As of Fall of 2017, the COOP Exam has been replaced with the HSPT Exam.

Your score report of HSPT will display the following:

  1. Scores on each test section in the form of national percentiles: These percentiles indicate your performance in respect of the other test-takers who have taken the HSPT. For instance, if your Reading Skills score is 50, then it means that you have performed better than 50 percent of the students who have taken the HSPT in a national sample. National percentiles falling in the range of 40 to 70 are considered as average.
  2. Total Cognitive Skills (TCS): These scores are displayed as national percentiles and they are the total of your scores in the Verbal Skills and Quantitative Skills test sections.
  3. Total Basic Skills (TBS): These scores are the total of your scores in the Reading, Mathematics and Language test sections and are displayed as national percentiles.
  4. Battery Composite (CMP): These percentiles are based on the total of your scores in the Verbal, Quantitative, Reading, Language and Mathematics test sections.
  5. Optional Test (OP): These percentiles are included in your score report if you have taken the optional test in Science, Mechanical Aptitude, or Religion. Certain high schools will require you to take the optional test while others may not have this requirement.
  6. Cognitive Skills Quotient (CSQ): This is similar to an IQ score and it is a measure of your learning potential. It gives an estimate of how you are likely to perform in your high school studies depending upon your learning potential. Your CSQ will also be dependent upon your age at the time at which you took the HSPT. The CSQ operational range is 55-145. The average CSQ is approximately 100.
  7. Grade Equivalents (GE): Your GE scores are dependent on grade and month. For example a GE of 8.5 refers to an eighth grader at the 5th month.  You will get GE scores for the Reading, Mathematics and Language Skills.

Your score report will also contain an explanation of the skills being evaluated by HSPT. The score report will also contain a description of what your scores for each of the test sections mean. You will also be able to understand the significance of the CSQ and GE, as it is explained in the score report.

Where can I take a sample COOP test? 2017-10-05T16:20:19+00:00

You can take the COOP / HSPT sample test at any of our centers for FREE to assess your skills.

Where can I get more information about COOP? 2017-10-05T13:46:28+00:00

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