About Our Program
The SHSAT program offered at NY Edupia will prepare your child for the specialized high school test. Your child will take a three month program to improve their abilities so they will be accepted into prestigious schools such as Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and etc as well as Townsend Harris a well respected local high school. Your child will perform at their highest level here at SEDU.
What is on the test?
The SHSAT is a timed multiple-choice test with two sections, verbal and math, that must be completed in a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes. In the first section, students demonstrate their verbal reasoning and reading comprehension by ordering sentences to form a coherent paragraph, answering questions of logical reasoning, and analyzing and interpreting texts. In the second section, students demonstrate their math skills by answering computational and word questions that require arithmetic, algebra, probability, statistics, geometry, and trigonometry (on the Grade 9 test only).
High School Information
The test is given in early November (It was taken on October 23rd and 24th in 2010) in all 5 boroughs. Students in Manhattan will take it at Stuyvesant High School, in the Bronx at Bronx High School of Science, in Brooklyn at either Stuyvesant or Brooklyn Technical High School, in Queens at Long Island City High School or John Adams High School, and students in Staten Island will take it at Staten Island Technical High School.
45 Multiple Choice Questions
- 30 Reading Comprehension (5 Reading passages with 6 questions each)
- 10 Logical Reasoning questions
- 5 Scrambled Paragraph (worth 2 points each)
50 Multiple Choice Questions
- Various mathematical topics tested
- Basic math
- Basic Coordinate Graphing (8th grade)
- Basic Trigonometry (sin, cos, tan) [9th grade]
- Word Problems (cover all topics)
There is no penalty for wrong answers or unanswered questions. The total number of correct answers (the raw score) is converted into a scaled score through a formula that the Department of Education does not release, and which varies from year to year. This scaled score, an integer between 200 and 800, is used to determine a student's standing. The scaled score is not proportional to the raw scores.
The cut-off scores for each school vary yearly, determined simply by the number of open places in each school and how the candidates score. Students are notified of their scores in February.
Suggested Reading List
For more suggested books to prepare for the SHSAT please visit our Junior High School Reading List
|Recreational Reading for Junior High
|Adventure and Survival
|The Cross Of Lead
|The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle
|*Peter And The Starcatchers
How to Apply
To apply please click on the contact masthead to the right of the page.