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How many seats are offered for 9th Grade SHSAT?

9th Grade SHSAT offers far fewer admissions than 8th Grade SHSAT. Majority of the seats are reserved for rising 9th graders. This means SHSAT schools keep 99% of the seats for those taking the SHSAT during 8th Grade. If you want to get access to a more in-depth guide for 9th Grade SHSAT, you...

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Best 9th Grade SHSAT Study Guide in 2021 - Everything You Need to Know

9th Grade SHSAT different from regular SHSAT. You will need to aim higher cutoff scores, learn advanced math, understand complex reading comprehension passages and poems, and learn many grammar and writing rules to tackle the editing/revising questions. If you...

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

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...

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Are Poems included in the SHSAT ELA section, and how to tackle poems?

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...

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

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...

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Is the SHSAT Banned, Changed, or Removed? Is the SHSAT Still there?

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...

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What does the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSS) specialize in?

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...

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How many seats are offered through the SHSAT?

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....

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How do I get into Staten Island Technical School, and why should I choose this school?

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...

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What does Staten Island Tech specialize in?

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...

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What does the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at the City College of New York specialize in?

The High School for Math, Science, and Engineering (HSMSE) at the City College of New York is another of New York City’s most elite specialized high schools. The school provides students with an educational experience that not only provides comprehensive knowledge of many...

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How do I get into Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSS), and why this school?

Queens High School for the Sciences, or QHSS, is another specialized high school that you can gain admittance to by acing the Specialized High School Admissions Test...