## Barron's COOP/HSPT/TACHS, Cooperative Admissions Exam/High School Placement Test/Test for Admission Into Catholic High SchoolsThe COOP and HSPT tests are entrance exams given to students applying at most Catholic high schools across the country. In the Archdiocese of New York, student applicants take a slightly different test called the TACHS. This updated manual offers general subject reviews with questions and answers cover math, verbal skills, language arts, and reading comprehension at a level applicable to all three exams. The book concludes with two practice COOPs, two practice HSPTs, and two practice TACHS tests that reflect the most recent exams. Practice tests come with answers and explanations. |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

OVERVIEW OF GENERAL HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS | 2 |

THE COOPERATIVE ADMISSIONS EXAM | 4 |

THE HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST HSPT | 5 |

THE TEST FOR ADMISSION INTO CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS TACHS | 6 |

COUNTDOWN | 20 |

REALITY CHECK | 24 |

CONCLUSION | 25 |

Distance Problems | 104 |

STATISTICS | 105 |

The Median | 106 |

The Mode | 107 |

Probability | 108 |

Repeated Patterns in Sequences | 109 |

Squares in Sequences | 111 |

Alphabetical Sequences | 112 |

MATHEMATICS | 29 |

Comparing Integers | 31 |

Exponents | 32 |

Order of Operations | 33 |

Rounding Off Integers | 34 |

Prime Numbers | 35 |

Factors and Multiples | 36 |

FRACTIONS | 38 |

Reducing Fractions | 39 |

Equivalent Fractions | 40 |

Changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions | 42 |

DECIMALS | 45 |

Comparing Decimals and Fractions | 46 |

Rounding Off Decimals | 47 |

Operations with Decimals | 48 |

Scientific Notation | 49 |

PERCENTS | 50 |

Changing Percents to Fractions | 51 |

Changing Decimals to Percents | 52 |

Finding a Percent of a Number | 53 |

ALGEBRA | 54 |

Formulas | 57 |

Equations | 58 |

Roots and Radicals | 60 |

Operations with Radicals | 61 |

Operations with Monomials and Polynomials | 62 |

Absolute Value | 63 |

Ratios and Proportions | 64 |

Consecutive Integers | 65 |

PLANE GEOMETRY Points | 68 |

Planes | 69 |

Perpendicular Lines | 74 |

POLYGONS | 76 |

Angles in Polygons | 77 |

Types of Triangles Classified by Angles Acute Right | 79 |

Types of Triangles Classified by Sides | 80 |

Areas of Polygons Rectangles | 82 |

Pythagorean Theorem | 84 |

CIRCLES | 85 |

Area | 86 |

Sectors | 87 |

VOLUMES | 88 |

Cubes | 89 |

Right Circular Cylinders | 90 |

MEASUREMENTS | 92 |

US Length Measures | 93 |

US Liquid Measures | 94 |

Metric Weight Measures | 95 |

GRAPHS AND TABLES | 96 |

Bar Graphs | 97 |

Tables | 98 |

WORD PROBLEMS | 99 |

Investment Problems | 100 |

Age Problems | 102 |

Percentage Problems | 103 |

LetterNumber Sequences | 114 |

ANALOGIES | 115 |

Verbal Skills | 117 |

Vocabulary Memory Aids | 118 |

Computers | 119 |

Eating | 120 |

Fear | 122 |

Family Roots | 124 |

Faith | 125 |

LISTS | 127 |

SYNONYMS AND ANTONYMSHSPT AND TACHS | 129 |

MORE SYNONYMSHSPT AND TACHS | 131 |

ANALOGIESHSPT | 132 |

VERBAL REASONING ANALOGIESCOOP | 134 |

MORE VERBAL REASONINGCOOP | 136 |

VERBAL LOGICHSPT | 138 |

VERBAL LOGICCOOP | 140 |

Language Arts | 143 |

SUBJECTS AND PREDICATES | 144 |

Compound Subjects and Predicates | 145 |

Sentence Fragments | 146 |

PARTS OF SPEECH | 148 |

Nouns | 149 |

Prepositions | 150 |

Pronouns | 151 |

Possessive Pronouns | 154 |

Conjunctions | 156 |

Interjections | 157 |

PARALLELISM | 159 |

SENTENCE COMPLETIONS | 160 |

COMPOSITION | 161 |

Sentence Combining and Clear Writing | 162 |

Guessing | 163 |

Capitalization | 171 |

Usage | 172 |

Spelling | 175 |

FORMATS | 178 |

GUESSING | 183 |

Reading Comprehension | 185 |

FINDING THE MAIN POINT OF A PASSAGE | 187 |

DETERMINING HIDDEN MEANINGS THROUGH DETECTIVE WORK | 188 |

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE | 189 |

DRAWING LOGICAL CONCLUSIONS FROM WRITTEN STATEMENTS | 190 |

Practice Sessions | 191 |

A MIXED BAG | 199 |

ANSWERS TO MORE PRACTICE SESSIONS | 211 |

Model Exams | 221 |

COOP Practice Exam 1 | 225 |

COOP Practice Exam Two | 287 |

HSPT Practice Exam 1 | 351 |

HSPT Practice Exam 2 | 439 |

TACHS Practice Exam 1 | 523 |

TACHS Practice Exam 2 | 567 |

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Barron's COOP/HSPT/Tachs, 3rd Edition Kathleen J. Elliott,Carmen Geraci,David Ebner,David Ebner Ph. D. No preview available - 2013 |

Barron's COOP/HSPT/Tachs, 3rd Edition Kathleen Elliott,Carmen Geraci,David Ebner,David Ebner Ph. D. No preview available - 2013 |

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