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Our lessons engage and inspire.
Easy to digest. Most video lessons are less than 3 minutes
Each video is followed by one or more practice questions to keep students engaged.
Identify your strengths and weaknesses.
Pinpoint the topics that will directly lead to a higher test score.
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Our SHSAT prep is available when and where you need it.
Accessible on any digital device at any time.
Online SHSAT Prep | Affordable, Self-Paced Test Prep
“Following the lessons on Caddell Prep helped my son get ready for the SHSAT and get accepted to Staten Island Tech.”
-M. Gonzalez (parent)
“The lessons were great. My daughter received a scholarship to her first-choice school and was accepted to all three.”
Jearn Kearns (parent)
“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.”
-Henry Liu (student)
“I’ve already recommended Caddell Prep to other parents”
-Joann Hotaling (parent)
How Our Online Test Prep Works
20 SHSAT prep lessons
Over 500 Practice problems
3 Full-length practice tests
Analysis to maximize your score
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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 3rd practice test, we will refund your money!
Prepare on Your Computer, Tablet or Phone
Take your test prep with you on the go. Our website is optimized to function on newer phones and tablets.
Let’s be serious. Students are busy and on the move. Sometimes students are able to study at a desk or table, but many times they need to make the most of their free time wherever they are. Being able to transition from desktop to laptop to tablet to phone makes it much easier to study.
FAQs About our SHSAT Prep
Who should sign up for this?
Our online SHSAT prep course can be used by anyone, but typically fall into one of these categories:
- Self-studiers: students who likes to study at this own time and pace
- Video lovers: those who would rather learn from watching a video lesson or explanation than read from a textbook or workbook
- 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
How close is your material to the actual SHSAT?
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.
How many times will I be charged?
Once, if you sign up for the 6 Month or 12 Month SHSAT prep course specifically.
If you sign up for Test Prep+, which gives you access to all test prep courses, you will be charged every month until you cancel.
How does the refund policy work?
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.
How does the course work?
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.
Can I access the course from my phone or tablet?
Yes. As long as you have one of the major browsers on your device, you can access our course.
Are all sections of the SHSAT covered?
Yes, all sections of the test are covered in detail.
Can I watch the lessons in any order and answer practice questions/tests in any order?
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.
FAQs About the SHSAT
What sections are on the SHSAT?
English Language Arts and Mathematics. Note that the English Language Arts part consists of Revising/Editing and Reading Comprehension.
Can I use a calculator on the SHSAT?
No, a calculator is not permitted on the SHSAT.
When should I start preparing for 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.
Are formulas given on the SHSAT?
No, formulas are not provided.
What score is necessary to get into a specialized high school?
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.
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 admission are: Stuyvesant High School; Staten Island Technical High School; Brooklyn Technical High School; Bronx High School of 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.
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Our SHSAT Prep was Used at Staten Island Technical High School’s Summer STEAM Camp
Our teachers grew very comfortable with the curriculum right away. The online resources are incorporated in our lessons and used as students’ homework, so the students can do the work at home on their own as well. 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, SHSAT Tutoring Supervisor at Staten Island Tech STEAM Camp
Try a Sample SHSAT Lesson – SHSAT Math Lesson 01: Integers