This exam pack is designed to assist students getting ready for the Higher Ability Selection Test Primary (HAST - P). It contains 6 exams for the mathematical reasoning section. All exams are multiple choice with recommended time limits provided.
Note: all packages are delivered as digital books (PDFs). All purchases can be downloaded for immediate use. Multiple choice answers are provided but there are no fully worked solutions.
For the best results we recommend that students first attempt our tests under exam conditions following the listed time constraints and then review their performance to identify areas that need improvement. Also note in order to replicate the actual exam accurately ours tests are extremely difficult to complete within the allotted time. We advise students not to get too discouraged if they are unable to perform well on our practice tests. Part of the process when reviewing their performance on our practice tests should involve students devising strategies to complete certain types of questions with greater speed and accuracy. In this way they will be better prepared should they encounter similar questions in future tests.
The Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) program has been devised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in response to requests from individual schools throughout Australia for a screening process that would assist them in identifying students for participation in gifted and talented programs.
These tests draw upon ACER's extensive experience in high-stakes testing for schools such as those for the Opportunity Placement Class Test and Selective High School test in NSW, the Ignite program in South Australia and the Queensland Academies Student Entrance Test.