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3 Full-Length Practice Tests

Our practice test are modeled after the actual SHSATs provided by the NYC DOE

20 Interactive SHSAT Lessons

Our interactive lessons consist of one or more shor video lessons followed by practice problems

Learn Your Strengths & Weaknesses

We track your progress as you take test and answer practice questions to give you feedback to help you maximize your score

Sets of Practice Problems with Video Explanaitons

We have video explanations that are specific to each question to help students learn from their mistakes

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Our course has been used and test by experts who recommend our online course

22,807+ Practice problems

Prefect practice makes perfect. For students who need more practice, we have an almost unlimited question bank to keep practicing with.

Recommended by Experts in Education

“It’s an excellent standalone tutoring program in addition to one that can be used with teachers. The program grades the papers for the kids making it much easier for the tutors, and everyone seems quite happy with it.”

Barry Levine

STEAM Camp Tutoring Supervisor, SI Tech HS

“Since the implementation of the online service, our students have voiced their appreciation of it, and our educators have informed us that it was very easy to track their students’ performance.” “As a parent, as an educator, and as a professional in education, I recommend Caddell Prep because not only are their services very easy, user friendly, but at the same time, they truly care about helping the students gain better academic outcomes.”

Evelyn Herrera

Director of Youth Programs, JCC of Staten Island


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“Following the lessons on Caddell Prep helped my son get ready for the SHSAT and get accepted to Staten Island Tech.”

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“I liked how the lessons were presented. They were easy to follow. I also liked that there were practice problems after each lesson, so I could practice what I just learned. I got into Brooklyn Tech, thanks to the Caddell Prep.”

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FAQ About Our SHSAT Prep

Most frequent questions and answers

Self-Studiers: students who like to study on their own schedule and at their own pace

Video lovers: those who would rather learn from watching a video lesson than from reading a textbook

Busy students: students who want to study, but need the flexibility to fit in preparation with other activities

Analytical students: students who want detailed feedback regarding their strengths and weaknesses

Extremely close. We model our practice questions and tests off of the samples provided by the NYC DOE. Our test prep is modeled after the newest version of the test: the 2018 SHSAT practice tests from the student handbook.

If for any reason you want to cancel withing 5 days of signing up, email us and we will cancel and refund your money. Also, if you complete the course and don’t increase your score from the diagnostic test, we will refund your money.

It is 100% online. All of the lessons and video explanations are prerecorded. After you finish your diagnostic test, you will have access to the lessons and practice problems. Our system tracks your progress and provides feedback regarding which topics to work on to maximize your score.

Yes. As long as you have one of the major browsers on your device, you can access our course

Yes, we cover both: the English section and the math section.

Yes, you can go through our content in any order. However, we recommend that you follow the order in which the content is presented. The practice tests are locked based on completing certain lessons.

Students take the SHSAT in fall of 8th grade, but starting much earlier is a good idea. It makes sense to start in the 7th grade or earlier. Take advantage of the summer before 8th grade. Students should also study during the summers, between 6th and 7th grade and even between 5th and 6th grade. Knowledge loss over summer break is a common problem for many students. Doing work during the summer, specifically for the SHSAT gives students a leg up over the competition.

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Our online SHSAT Prep is proven to help students increase their scores and get into an NYC Specialized HS.

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Only Caddell Prep offers a 5-day trial AND a score improvement guarantee – if you complete our SHSAT course and your score doesn’t improve from the first diagnostic test to the final test, we will refund your money!

FAQ About Our SHSAT Prep the SHSAT

English Language Arts and Mathematics. Note that the English Language Arts part consists of Revising/Editing and Reading Comprehension.

No, a calculator is not permitted on the SHSAT.

For the SHSAT, it is best to start as early as possible. The SHSAT is a very difficult test and each student only has one chance to take it during 8th grade. There is another chance to take it as a freshman in high school, but there are less seats available in the specialized high school.

There is no formula sheet. However, some questions may provide a formula.

Students are competing for available seats, so the score changes year to year. After the tests are graded, the students are ranked and placed into schools based on their rank and preferences for schools. On average, we have found that around an 85 is necessary to gain access to a specialized high school. However, because of the way the SHSAT is scored, a simple percentage is not accurate.

According to the department of education, over 30,000 students take the SHSAT every year. However, that shouldn’t discourage you! 30,000 students take the test, but that doesn’t mean that they are prepared for the test. They might not have the grades you have or put in the work necessary to ace the SHSAT. If you study for the test, you can separate yourself from those other students.

SHSAT Lessons & Practice Problems

After taking a diagnostic test, work your way through lessons and then the practice problems to put your knowledge to the test. We will track your progress on each SHSAT topic as you finish tests, lessons and practice problems. Your assessment is constantly updated so you can identify your strengths and weaknesses.

SHSAT Math Practice

We go further than just breaking down math into 4 topics (Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, and Data Analysis & Probability). We break down the categorize the math questions into 21 topics and provide lessons and math practice questions specifically for increasing your ability in each of those topics.

SHSAT Verbal Practice

The verbal section of the SHSAT includes Revising.Editing and Reading Comprehension. We break down those two large topics into much smaller categories with associated lessons and practice problems. We will help you focus on the topics that offer the greatest opportunity for improvement.

3 Full-Length SHSAT Practice Tests

Get ready for the big day by taking practice SHSAT exams. Try to complete the test in one sitting, just like the real test. Use the practice tests to monitor your progress and identify your weaknesses.

SHSAT Test for Admission to NYC Specialized High Schools

The eight New York City Specialized High Schools that use the SHSAT for gaining admission are: Stuyvesant High School (Stuy); Staten Island Technical High School; Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn Tech); Bronx High School of Science (Bronx Science); The Brooklyn Latin School; High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York; High School of American Studies at Lehman College; and Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.

Laguardia High School is a Specialized High School, but admission is not based on the specialized high schools admissions test.

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