Dreaming of entering ANY of the New York City Specialized High Schools?
FACT: About 5 out of EVERY 6 students who take the SHSAT DO NOT get accepted.
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YOU can master your future with the help of a strong support system, consistency, practice tests, and instruction. You can easily ACE and improve your SHSAT score.
You don't have to be a good test-taker to improve with Caddell Prep
No matter your background and starting point, from scores lower than 30% to higher than 90%, you can improve your SHSAT scores with the help of Caddell Prep.
Our Ultimate SHSAT Prep Package is GUARANTEED and PROVEN to help make your dreams (for you and your children) become a reality!
Ultimate SHSAT Prep Package
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Special Bundle Pricing: $2,500
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In-Person SHSAT Class: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
1-on-1 Tutoring: Personalized schedule based on your schedule
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|W . 07/08/20 . 3:30-6:30pm
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|Th . 07/09/20 . 3:30-6:30pm
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Th . 07/16/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 07/21/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
Th . 07/23/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 07/28/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
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T . 08/25/20 . 3:30-6:30pm
Th . 08/27/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 09/01/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
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Th . 09/10/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 09/15/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
Th . 09/17/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 09/22/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
Th . 09/24/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 09/29/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
Th . 10/01/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 10/06/20 . 3:30-6:30pm
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T . 10/13/20 . 3:30-6:30pm
Th . 10/15/20 . 3:30-6:00pm
T . 10/20/20 . 3:30-6:30pm
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We all know that admission into a specialized high school could come down to getting or not getting one more question right. That’s why we guarantee that you’ll improve by at least 10 more questions right after finishing our Ultimate SHSAT Prep Package or we’ll give you a full refund of every cent you paid for SHSAT prep.
Live SHSAT Prep Class
Popular. Covers everything needed for the test. Small class-size allows for some individual attention.
- Classes are capped at 8 students
- 62.5 hours on in-person lessons
- 5 practice tests with score reports
- Strategies to answer questions quickly and correctly
SHSAT Prep Tutoring
Best option for students who need personalized attention or need to delve into a specific topic.
- 1-on-1 individualized attention
- Full attention of the tutor
- Learn strategies to answer questions quickly and correctly
- Work on topics you need help with the most
Online SHSAT Prep Course
Ideal for students with busy schedules.
- Practice according to your own schedule
- Easy to understand videos
- 4 full-length practice tests modeled off of actual SHSATs
Ready to Get Started?
Give us a call at (917) 722-0677The SHSAT (Specialized High Schools Admissions Test) is used by the New York City Specialized High Schools to determine admission into the school. Performance on the SHSAT is the sole factor used when determining admission to a New York City Specialized High School, which is why SHSAT prep is so important. Certain other schools in the country also use the SHSAT for admission. The SHSAT is broken down into two large sections – Verbal and Math. However, the verbal section is actually broken down into Revising/Editing and Reading Comprehension. Students take the SHSAT in the fall of 8th grade. If a student does not gain access to a specialized high school after the 8th grade test, the student can try one more time in the fall of 9th grade. We offer three options for preparing for the SHSAT. Whether your child prefers 1-on-1 tutoring, a prep class, or self-paced online SHSAT prep, we are able to help.
Facts About the SHSAT
The SHSAT is used for Admission to the Following Schools in NYC
- Bronx High School of Science
- Brooklyn Latin School
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College
- High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College
- Staten Island Technical High School
- Stuyvesant High School
What is on the SHSAT?The SHSAT is comprised of two parts: Part 1 – English Language Arts and Part 2 – Mathematics. The parts can be taken in any order; questions may be answered in any order. The ELA (English Language Arts) part of the test tests students, abilities to revise and edit sentences, paragraphs and passages. The ELA part also includes reading comprehension questions. The Mathematics part covers a wide-range of topics, including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
Format of the SHSAT
|Standard testing time||•180 minutes|
|ELA section (57 items)||•9-11 revising/editing questions: 5-8 stand-alone questions and 2 passages with 6-8questions each (see attached sample questions) •6 reading passages, including a poem, with 5-7 questions each •All questions are multiple choice questions|
|Math section (57 items)||•5 grid-in questions (see attached sample questions) •52 multiple choice word problems and computational questions|
|Other notes||•All multiple choice questions (all ELA questions; all math questions except grid-in items) will have 4 answer choices instead of 5. •All passages in 2017 will be nonfiction passages; starting in 2018 literary passages and persuasive passages (e.g., editorials) could be included on the test. •Embedded field test passages and items will be interspersed throughout the relevant sections of the test (10 items in each section); students will not be able to determine which questions are the field test questions.|
How Should I Prepare for the SHSAT?
First Step: Practice TestAssuming you already did your research and have decided that you want to attend a Specialized High School, the first step in preparing for the test should be to take a practice test with diagnostics that allow you to measure your strengths and weaknesses. You can take a free practice SHSAT with diagnostics at our office, just call to schedule a day and time. You can also take a free SHSAT online on our website here: https://caddellprep.com/free-practice-tests/free-practice-shsat/
Next StepsYour next steps depend on how much time you have until the test. If you have sufficient time, you should review all of the topics on the test. Just because you are good at a certain topic, doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. The questions on the test are tricky and may require you to apply knowledge of a topic in a way that you are not familiar with. Also, the test is timed, so it is important to be proficient enough to be able to answer the questions quickly. If you are limited on time, a good strategy may be to focus on the part you are best at, ELA or Math, and try to ace it. If you are not clearly better at either section, focus on the topics that can have the biggest impact on your grade – the question topic with the most wrong answers.
Continuously Practice and MeasureWhile you are reviewing, take practice tests with diagnostics to see how you are improving. This will give you some insight into how to adjust your studying if necessary.
Scoring the SHSATThe SHSAT is scored out of a possible 800 points, with the English section and math section scored separately out of 400 each. There isn’t a direct conversion from a raw score (number of correct questions) to the scaled score because the results are normalized. In general, it has been shown to be better for a student to do really well on one section than to do average on both. The scoring is complex. A post dedicated to explaining how the SHSAT is scored is available here.
Other AdviceGetting into a specialized high school is a big deal. However, whether or not you get in will not define who you are and what you can achieve. It is possible to put so much pressure on yourself that you cannot focus during the test and constantly second-guess yourself. Realizing that the test won’t make or break who you are will allow you to think more clearly and excel. The other way to reduce stress is to be prepared. If you prepare well for the test and have done well on the practice tests, you shouldn’t worry on test day.
What are the Specialized High Schools?Here is the list of the eight specialized high schools that use the SHSAT for admission, along with some information to find out more about each.
- Stuyvesant High School 345 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10282 www.stuy.edu (212) 312-4800
- Staten Island Technical High School 485 Clawson Street, Staten Island, NY 10306 www.siths.org (718) 667-3222
- Brooklyn Technical High School 29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.bths.edu (718) 804-6400
- Bronx High School of Science 75 West 205th Street, Bronx, NY 10468 www.bxscience.edu (718) 817-7700
- The Brooklyn Latin School 223 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206 www.brooklynlatin.org (718) 366-0154
- High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York 240 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 www.hsmse.org (212) 281-6490
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College 2925 Goulden Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468 www.hsas-lehman.org (718) 329-2144
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College 94-50 159th Street, Jamaica, NY 11433 www.qhss.org (718) 657-3181