Peterson's Master the New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) 7th Edition is a comprehensive test preparation guide for the competitive test offered to all eighth and ninth-grade students, residing within the five boroughs of NYC, who wish to attend a specialized high school.
This guide offers valuable preparation resources,and test-taking strategies, including 10 practice mini-tests that cover:
- scrambled paragraphs
- reading comprehension
- logical reasoning
- word problems
Every practice test question is accompanied by our expert detailed answer explanations that will help boost your test-prep efforts to score high on the exam.
Bonus section that includes 2 practice tests for the Hunter College H.S. Entrance Examination, administered each January to all sixth-grade students residing within the five boroughs of NYC, who meet specific criteria in reading and mathematics.
Increase your self-confidence by reviewing the test format, types of questions, timing of the test sections, and other important factors that will help you score your best on this extremely challenging test for academically-gifted students.
Every November, approximately 30,000 NYC students take the challenging 2.5 hour exam which consists of two parts: Verbal with 45 multiple choice questions and Mathematics, 50 questions.
The following eight specialized schools that use this test for admission are highly selective NYC public schools for students who are talented, academically or artistically:
- Bronx High School of Science
- Brooklyn Latin School
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- High School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York
- Staten Island Technical High School
- Stuyvesant High School
If you’re considering any of these schools, this guide will help you maximize your admissions test score.
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