What are the SHSAT Math topics, and how to improve your Math score?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is an examination that eighth and ninth grade students in New York City take each year in order to gain admittance to one of the city’s nine elite specialized high schools. Every exam season, about 30,000 students take the test in order to have a chance at admission. The test is made up of two sections, the ELA section and the math section. This blog is your personal guide to the most important concepts on the SHSAT math section, such as Consecutive Integers, Proportions, Percentages and Ratios, and Geometry. In this guide, we’ll ...
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Are Poems included in the SHSAT ELA section, and how to tackle poems?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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The Specialized High Schools Admission Test (SHSAT) does, in fact, include poems. But lucky for our more math-focused students, there is only one poem on each exam. The test writers know that poetry might not be every middle school student’s forte, and therefore only want to test your comprehension of the poem. Questions ask about what certain symbols might represent, the function of specific comparisons, and word choice. Furthermore, the exam targets the use of italics and the purpose of repetition as well as the impact of certain phrases. Of course, there are also questions about interpretation and meaning. If ...
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What are the SHSAT ELA topics, and how to improve your ELA score?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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Each year, 30,000 eighth graders and 3,000 ninth graders take the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) in the hopes of gaining admission to the most elite high schools in New York City, the specialized high schools. This exam is accordingly competitive, pushing students to learn more advanced topics in order to garner the scores needed to enter these prestigious schools. The test is comprised of an English Language Arts and a Math section. This post is your very own guide to the most crucial and necessary concepts on the ELA section of the exam. Read on to learn more ...
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Is the SHSAT Banned, Changed, or Removed? Is the SHSAT Still there?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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The dilemma began in June of 2018, when Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to completely scrap the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT). Mayor de Blasio asserted that “the single standardized test could never capture all the talent, and the test has to go.” The proposal was to completely get rid of the exam and create a system that allows the top seven percent of students in each middle school to gain entrance to a specialized high school. At the same time, de Blasio proposed expanding the Discovery Program and setting aside 20% of seats at each specialized high ...
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What does the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSS) specialize in? 

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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Queens High School for the Sciences, otherwise known as QHSS, is yet another of the most elite high schools in New York City. Located in Jamaica, it is the only specialized high school that is in Queens. QHSS is part of a small subsection of specialized high schools that are connected to New York City’s public colleges. The school emphasizes college and career preparation, with a mission to educate “the whole child.” QHSS’s student body is diverse and comes from all over the city, although most students come from Queens. While this is a mostly STEM focused school, there is ...
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What does Stuyvesant High School specialize in?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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Anyone who lives in New York City has undoubtedly heard of Stuyvesant High School, the most prestigious public high school around. Getting into Stuyvesant High School is anything but easy – it requires tremendous effort, concentration, and motivation. Once you get to Stuyvesant, you’ll see why it’s so worth it to attend. This guide will cover everything you need to know about Stuyvesant High School: acceptance rate, cutoff scores, and ranges, advanced courses, research, sports, arts, and performance. Read on to learn what makes Stuyvesant so special, and why attending this elite school will allow you to gain valuable and ...
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How many seats are offered through the SHSAT?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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The Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) is an exam that eighth and ninth graders across New York City take each year in order to gain admittance to one of eight specialized high schools. What are the eight specialized high schools that use the SHSAT as a measure? Stuyvesant High School The Bronx High School of Science Brooklyn Tech Brooklyn Latin Queens High School for the Sciences High School for Math Science, and Engineering High School for American Studies Staten Island Technical High School Table of Contents: Cutoffs Stuyvesant Bronx Science Brooklyn Tech Brooklyn Latin Queens High School for the ...
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How do I get into Staten Island Technical School, and why should I choose this school? 

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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While it might be the least likely specialized high school to be ranked for its location on Staten Island, Staten Island Technical High School is one of the most prestigious all of the specialized high schools. Students gain entrance by taking the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) and must gain a cutoff score of 527, making it the second hardest specialized high school to get in to. For ninth graders, a cutoff range of 557-567 is necessary for admission. Each year, about 300 seats are offered for ninth graders and 4 seats are offered for tenth graders. This means ...
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What does Staten Island Tech specialize in?

Posted By Sakib Hussain | January 17, 2020
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Although Staten Island Technical High School is the furthest from the central city, it is still just a ferry ride away from the other four boroughs. More importantly, Staten Island Tech is the second most prestigious specialized high school in terms of cutoff score, and has resources, academic rigor, and academic performance to warrant that ranking. Despite its location, students from all over New York City attend Staten Island Tech. With a $9 million budget every year, the school ensures that its students have the most comprehensive and technologically savvy education out there. Staten Island Tech provides a robust liberal ...
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