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 […]

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 […]

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. Want to convert your score? Try our SHSAT Score Calculator. Video Transcript The way scoring works on the SHSAT is that they score the ELA section […]

Preparing for the SHSAT and TACHS at the Same Time

Many students are faced with having to take the TACHS and SHSAT in 8th grade. It can seem daunting to students, but it isn’t as bad as it may seem. Some of the material is covered on both tests (reading comprehension and math). Both tests also test grammar, but the TACHS test includes spelling and […]

Tip for Answering Questions on the SHSAT

The SHSAT is a 3-hour long test, consisting of an ELA section and a mathematics section. The students are free to answer the questions in any order they like, so we recommend that the students start with the section that they are strongest in. Video Transcript If you’re taking the SHSAT, you’re going to have […]

Passing Math Regents Exams

Many students are worried about the upcoming math Regents exams. While there is no magic trick that a student can do to be fully prepared for it, she can use her time wisely. In this video, we will take a look at what part of the test to focus on in order to pass the […]