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Online SHSAT Prep That’s Proven to Help Students Maximize Their Test Scores

Below is our suggested order of lessons for SHSAT prep. We highly recommend taking the SHSAT Diagnostic Test before doing any of the lessons. Simply taking the test will help you better understand the content and tips presented in the lessons.

We will track your progress, which will be available to you under “My Assessment”. Your assessment will constantly be updated based on practice tests and sample problems that you complete. Don’t focus too much on the assessment until after you take the diagnostic test and go through all of the lessons up to and including Practice Test 01. However, if you have a limited amount of time to prepare, use the assessment to prepare after taking the diagnostic test.

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SHSAT Diagnostic Test

SHSAT Diagnostic Test - Part 1: ELA
SHSAT Diagnostic Test - Part 2: Math

Your Scores for SHSAT Diagnostic 2018

SHSAT Verbal-SHSAT Math-Total0

Note: Use the above scores to track your progress. Actual scoring of the SHSAT may be slightly different.

SHSAT Prep Course: Part 1

SHSAT Math Lesson 01: Integers
   - Practice: Integers
SHSAT Reading Lesson 01
- Practice: Reading Set 01
- Practice: Reading Set 02
- Practice: Reading Set 03
SHSAT RE Lesson: Commas
    - Practice: Commas
    - Practice: Commas 02
    - Practice: Commas 03
- Practice: Commas 04
- Practice: Commas 05
SHSAT Math Lesson 02: Factors, Multiples, & Prime Factorization
   - Practice: Factors & Multiples
- Unlimited Practice: Factors & Multiples
- Practice: GCF, LCM, & Prime Factorization
SHSAT Math Lesson 03: Scientific Notation
- Practice: Scientific Notation
- Unlimited Practice: Scientific Notation
SHSAT RE Lesson: Shifts in Verb Tense
    - Practice: Verb Tense 01
SHSAT RE Lesson: Vague Pronouns
SHSAT Math Lesson 04: Fractions & Order of Operations
   - Practice: Fractions
- Unlimited Practice: Fractions
   - Practice: Order of Operations
    - Practice: Order of Operations 02
- Unlimited Practice: Order of Operations
SHSAT Math Lesson 05: Percent
    - Practice: Percent
- Unlimited Practice: Percents
SHSAT Math Lesson 06: Rates, Ratios, & Proportions
    - Practice: Rates, Ratios, & Proportions
    - Practice: Rates, Ratios, & Proportions 02
- Unlimited Practice: Ratios
SHSAT Math Lesson 07: Mean, Median, Mode, & Range
    - Practice: Average
    - Practice: Mean, Median, Mode & Range
- Unlimited Practice: Mean, Median, Mode and Range
SHSAT Math Lesson 08: Age & Remainder
    - Practice: Age
    - Practice: Remainder
SHSAT RE Lesson: Dangling Modifiers
    - Practice: Dangling Modifiers
    - Practice: Dangling Modifiers 02
    - Practice: Dangling Modifiers 03
    - Practice: Dangling Modifiers 04
SHSAT RE Lesson: Precise Language
- Practice: Precise Language 01

SHSAT Practice Test 1

SHSAT Practice Test 1 - Part 1: ELA
SHSAT Practice Test 1 - Part 2: Math

Your Scores for SHSAT Test 1 2018


Note: Use the above scores to track your progress. Actual scoring of the SHSAT may be slightly different.

SHSAT Prep Course: Part 2

SHSAT Reading Lesson 02: Poetry
- Practice: Poetry 01
SHSAT Math Lesson 09 - Verbal to Algebraic Expressions
- Practice: Verbal and Algebraic Expressions
SHSAT Math Lesson 10 - Solving Algebraic Equations
    - Practice: Simplifying Expressions
- Practice: Solving 1-Step Equations
- Practice: Solving 2-Step Equations
SHSAT Math Lesson 11 - Solving an Equation in Terms of a Variable(s) & Evaluating Functions
    - Practice: Solving Algebraic Equations
    - Practice: Functions
SHSAT Math Lesson 12 - Number Lines & Angles
    - Practice: Number Lines
- Practice: Angles
SHSAT Math Lesson 13 - Triangles
    - Practice: Triangles

SHSAT Practice Test 2

SHSAT Practice Test 2 - Part 1: ELA
SHSAT Practice Test 2 -Part 2: Math

Your Scores for SHSAT Test 2 2018


Note: Use the above scores to track your progress. Actual scoring of the SHSAT may be slightly different.

SHSAT Prep Course: Part 3

SHSAT Math Lesson 14 - Polygons & Circles
    - Practice: Perimeter, Area, & Circumference
    - Practice: Perimeter, Area, & Circumference 02
SHSAT Math Lesson 15 - Volume & X-Y Coordinates
    - Practice: Volume
    - Practice: X-Y Coordinate Plane
SHSAT Math Lesson 16 - Probability & Data Analysis
    - Practice: Probability and Statistics

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 1-month, 3-month or 12-month membership.

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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