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SHSAT Prep Class for Mark Twain

Our SHSAT Prep class for Mark Twain students is designed to best prepare students for the SHSAT. We have broken down the topics of the verbal and math sections into small, focused lessons with associated practice problems for students to hone their test-taking abilities. Due to requests from parents of Mark Twain students, we have […]

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Past Regents Exams

We know that the key to excelling on a standardized test is practice. That’s why over the next couple of months we will be adding past Regents exams for students to use to practice. Members will get access to video solutions and will have their progress tracked as they work through the Regents exams. Previous […]

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Studying Tips – Top 4 Tips to Study Successfully

The key to approaching a new topic is to figure out what methods of retaining information work for you. For some, flashcards are the best option. For others, reciting facts out loud is the way to go. Methods vary with subjects too. For example, when it comes to subjects like math and physics, practice may […]

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How to Study for a Test

It is an extremely common belief that the more someone studies, the better they will perform on an exam. This myth leads to thousands of stressed students hunching over their books, cramming for the next big test- for many, this is the SAT, ACT, or other entrance exams for higher education. However, the number of […]

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How to Pass the SHSAT

There is no magic number to pass the SHSAT. In a sense, passing is really doing well enough to get accepted to the specialized high school that you are applying to. That being said, the score that is required to get into your dream school changes year by year. That’s because students compete for admission, […]

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How to Pass the TACHS

Let’s take a look at what it takes to do well on the TACHS. Many Catholic high schools in New York City look at a student’s TACHS score to determine admission, placement, and scholarships. First, it’s important to know that there is no passing score for the TACHS. Students will be given a percentile based […]

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SHSAT Cut-Off Scores

Many parents and students ask about cut-off scores. The important thing to realize is that the specialized high schools don’t decide their cut-off scores and that there isn’t a set score to beat. Instead, students compete against each other for a spot in the school. Each year, tens of thousands of students take the SHSAT […]

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Scoring on the SHSAT

In this video we will take a look at how the scaled score is determined on the SHSAT and how to account for that when preparing for the SHSAT. Video Transcript The way scoring works on the SHSAT is that they score the ELA section and the Math section separately then add it together. Each […]

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