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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 English 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.

FAQs About Our Online SHSAT Prep

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 review book

Busy students: students who want to study, but need the flexibility to fit preparation in 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.

Yes! The 9th grade test is very similar to the 8th grade test. he difference is in the topics covered on the math section. OUR COURSE IS UPDATED WITH 9TH GRADE MATH TOPICS. After going through the regular course, students taking the 9th grade SHSAT should work through the supplemental lessons we have included specifically for 9th graders.

If for any reason you want to cancel within 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. The lessons and video explanations made up of easy-to-follow videos and text. 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

FAQs About 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 thes pecialized high schools.

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 Diagnostic Practice Test 1

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

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
Practice: Factors & Multiples 02
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: Age 02
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

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
Unlimited Practice: Simplifying Expressions
Practice: Solving 1-Step Equations
Unlimited Practice: One-Step Equations
Practice: Solving 2-Step Equations
Unlimited Practice: Two-Step Equations
Unlimited Practice: Distribute and Then Solve for x

SHSAT Math Lesson 11 – Solving an Equation in Terms of a Variable(s) & Evaluating Functions
Practice: Solving Algebraic Equations
Unlimited Practice: Solving an Equation in Terms of a Variable(s)
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

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

SHSAT 9th Grade Math Supplement

SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 01: System of Equations
SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 02: Transformations
SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 03: Linear Functions
SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 04: Linear Graphs
SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 05: Increasing/Decreasing Positive/Negative Function
SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 06: Common Fractions
SHSAT Math Lesson (9th) 07: Mathematical Reasoning