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How many seats are offered for 9th Grade SHSAT (2020)?

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/25/2020
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How many seats are available 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 should check out our most recent blog post titled “9th Gra...


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Best 9th Grade SHSAT Study Guide in 2020 – Everything You Need to Know

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/25/2020

Best 9th Grade SHSAT Study Guide in 2020

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 are still didn’t figure out how you are going to study for the Grade 9 SHSAT, no worries – we have got you covered with out all-you-need-to-know “Be...


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

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/18/2020

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...


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

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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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...


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

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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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...


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

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020

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 ...


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

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
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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...


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How many seats are offered through the SHSAT?

Posted By Bobby-Tariq Tutoring Center | 01/17/2020
Seats Offered through 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. 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 Engine...


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