UPDATE – The newer 2019/2020 handbook is now available. Download it here.
In October, New York City 8th graders interested in attending specialized high schools will take a newly revised SHSAT. The biggest change to the new test appears to be the addition of literature and poetry reading comprehension passages. After replacing the test's logic section with a revising/editing section and reducing the multiple choice answers from 5 to 4 in 2017, these new changes represent yet another major evolution in the design of a once static test.
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The 2018-2019 handbook features 2 full length tests.
Because these are currently the only official tests that accurately reflect the new test design, we strongly encourage families to be strategic about when and how to incorporate these tests into study.
Whether your child is preparing with a parent, tutor, or independently, he or she should consider waiting to use these released 2019-2020 tests until relatively late in the game. Instead, have your child build content knowledge by studying previous years' handbooks (the math section, for example, is relatively unchanged) or using a book (we like the Tutorverse prepbook). These newly released tests are best used as full mock exams, preferably in a simulated testing environment. We offer regular mock testing at our classroom in Carroll Gardens. (Click here to learn more and sign up)
If you have questions about SHSAT strategy or would like to learn more about our approach to SHSAT prep, we'd love to hear from you. Give us a call at 3473247443 or shoot as an email.
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SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL
Brooklyn Tech administers the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) usually in late October for eighth graders, and early November for ninth graders and students with special accommodations.
FALL 2017 SHSAT Schedule
Admissions tickets are mailed to all public, private and parochial schools and should be available based upon your school's distribution schedule. See your guidance counselor for an admissions ticket. Brooklyn Tech DOES NOT provide admissions tickets to individuals, only to schools directly.
For specific information regarding the Specialized High School Admissions Test, please download the attached 2017-2018 Specialized High School Handbook. This is a NYC Department of Education publication outlining the entire Specialized High School testing and admissions process in addition to offering two sample examinations with explanations.
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- 2017-2018 SHSAT Handbook - Free ebook download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read book online for free. 2 NEW SHSAT TEST MATERIALS INCLUDED WITH EXPLANATIONS.
- In this handbook, you will find useful information about the Specialized High Schools, including programs in the schools, admission procedures, sample tests with test-taking tips, and a calendar of important dates. This handbook can be used by students and parents/guardians. Included in this handbook are two complete sample tests of the SHSAT.