What is tested on the SHSAT?

SHSAT content and length: The SHSAT is a timed, pencil-and-paper test and has two 57-question sections: English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Students have 3 hours to complete the test and may use their judgment in determining how much time to spend on each section. There are 4 multiple choices per question.

How hard is the SHSAT exam?

Although the new SHSAT exam has eliminated the infamous Scrambled Paragraphs, both the Mathematics and ELA sections are still quite challenging for grade-level students. In short, the SHSAT is hard enough and important enough that preparation can’t be left to chance.

What is the passing score for SHSAT?

There is no passing score in SHSAT. Out of about 30,000 students who take the test, about 3,000 – 4,000 top-scoring students are offered admissions in specialized high schools. If a student gets 500 out of 800, will he/she get SHSAT admission?

Who can take SHSAT?

Who takes this test? Students in grades eight or nine who want to enroll in one of New York City’s specialized high schools must take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). All students in grades eight and nine who are current New York City residents are eligible.

What day is the SHSAT 2020?

The 2020 SHSAT exam is scheduled for NYC 8th graders for November 7 and 8, 2020. This is about two weeks later than usual. Students have to register for the SHSAT or audition by October 21, 2020.

Why is the SHSAT so hard?

Unlike tests taken in school or statewide assessments, the SHSAT is designed to predict performance at a small set of highly rigorous high schools. As such, the SHSAT has a much looser relationship to state or national standards and only a passing similarity to the content of a 6th or 7th grade classroom.

Is 400 a good SHSAT score?

To be on track for admission into all of the Specialized High Schools, students should have a 400 by the start of 7th grade, a 500 by the end of 7th grade and a 600 by the start of 8th grade. The ultimate goal is to score a 650 by your final practice SHSAT before taking the exam.

Is the SHSAT free?

New York City uses the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) to determine which individuals will be offered acceptance to its specialized high schools. The testing process is handled by New York City’s Department of Education, and there is no fee for taking the SHSAT exam.

Is the SHSAT easy?

The new SHSAT is only hard for students who aren’t prepared. For students who are prepared, the SHSAT will be challenging, just like beating a video game, learning how to dunk, landing first chair in violin, finishing the 30-hour drawing project for the art studio, or getting your soda can robot to move backwards.

What is the highest SHSAT score?

SHSAT Quick Facts

Frequency 1 time /year
Duration 3 hours
Sections English Language Arts, Math
Cost None
Max. Score 700 (composite score)

What type of questions is on the SHSAT?

Drawing conclusions from information given

  • Identifying assumptions
  • Ordering items based on partial information
  • Deciphering coded statements
  • When should I start preparing for the SHSAT?

    Start preparing the summer before the test . While the specific dates of the exam change from year to year, students will take the SHSAT around mid-October. It is a good idea to take at least three months to study for the exam, which means you should start studying in July at the latest, though June is even better.

    What does SHSAT mean?

    SHSAT stands for Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (New York City, NY) This definition appears somewhat frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories: Organizations, NGOs, schools, universities, etc. MLA style : “SHSAT.”. Acronym Finder. 2019. Chicago style: Acronym Finder.

    How is the SHSAT scored?

    The way scoring works on the SHSAT is that they score the ELA section and the Math section separately then add it together . Each section is worth up to 400 points and the highest score you can get in SHSAT is 800, theoretically. However, each year the highest score is in the low 700s. Aug 26 2019