SHSAT (7th – 8th Grade)
Eight of the nine specialized high schools that require the test has a unique cutoff score that students must meet to be offered a seat. The test is scored out of 800, but the cutoff scores for each school vary each year based on the number of applicants and the number of seats available at each school.
As for the content, in 2017, the NYC Department of Education redesigned the SHSAT to better align questions to what is being taught in schools. There are English and math sections, each with 57 questions. The English section tests on reading comprehension and correcting grammar in sentences, in multiple choice format. The math section is made up of multiple-choice word problems, as well as computational questions.
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With in-class instruction from our test experts, you will have everything you need to do well on the SHSAT.
Throughout each course, subject-specific “mini tests” are administered with each class to give you the information you need to know about how you are progressing and where you should focus your prep.
Crash Course + Mock Exam Class
This is ideal for:
• 8th graders registered to take the SHSAT exam
• Students looking for test prep strategies and tips.
• Students looking for added confidence before the exam.
• 36 total hours of expert prep right before the exam.
• The best available test taking strategies.
• Content refresher, timing tips, exam tricks.
• All materials provided.
Practicing under realistic exam conditions allows for students to perfect their scores leading up to their official exam. Mock exams are also a great opportunity for you to pinpoint strengths and weakness, while also determining potential cutoff scores and schools. Mock Exams Registration Page