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.

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## What is on the Shsat test?

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.

## What is the SHSAT exam and why does it matter?

The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) is an exam 8th and 9th graders take for admission to Specialized High Schools in New York City. For eight out of nine of these schools, your performance on the SHSAT is the only admission factor.

**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.

### How do I pass the SHSAT exam?

What 7th Graders Can Do To Prep for the SHSAT This Summer

- Research Specialized High Schools.
- Read, read, read.
- Take a practice or diagnostic test at home.
- Pick up an SHSAT workbook and start practicing.
- Brush up on math skills.
- Time your practices.
- Get professional help.

### What happens if you fail the SHSAT?

Students can only take the SHSAT test a maxmimum of two times. Students who take the test when they are in grade 8 can opt to take the test again when they are in grade 9 if they were unsuccessful the first time. Those who take it in grade 9 will not have another opportunity.

**Is the SHSAT the same every year?**

The test is given each year in October and November, and students are informed of their results the following March. Those who receive offers decide by the middle of March whether to attend the school the following September.

## Can you use a calculator on the SHSAT?

The calculator is NOT allowed for the SHSAT test.

## Is SHSAT similar to SAT?

The new SHSAT very closely resembles the new SAT. Both tests are broken down into two main sections: one for English/verbal and the other for math.

**What does SHSAT stand for?**

Specialized High Schools Admissions 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 is 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.

### How many questions and points does SHSAT test have?

How many questions are in SHSAT? SHSAT consists of 2 parts – Verbal and Math. Each part has 50 questions and therefore, there are 100 questions in the test. (Well, actually the verbal part has only 45 questions, but 5 of them have score of 2 points each.) Is there any ELA in the test? The test does not have any sections for English Language Arts.

**What is a good score on the SHSAT?**

the raw score range for the top 25-50%. If your student’s raw score falls within the Top 26%-50% range, it means that your student’s score was within the top 26%-50% of the population. This means your student scored higher than 50% of all other students.

## How to grade the SHSAT?

– Advanced Algebra – Word Problems – Graphing Functions – Slopes of Linear Functions – Transformation – 3-D Geometry – Basic Trigonometry (SOHCAHTOA)

## How do you grade a full SHSAT practice test?

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