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A revised third edition of this everything-you-need-to-know guide to the New York City Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, used to determine admissions for 8 of NYC's 9 specialized high schools (for gifted and artistic students).
Each year in October, around 30,000 eighth- and ninth-graders sit for the SHSAT, an exam which is the sole determinant of admission to 8 of New York City's 9 specialized high schools. These schools, like Stuyvesant and the Bronx HS of Science, offer elite academics and a prestigious step up to college for students lucky enough to earn a spot. But the process is highly competitive, with only 17% of students awarded seats.
Cracking the SHSAT, 3rd Edition, is an updated version of The Princeton Review's guide to this ultra-specific exam. It provides an overview of the NYC SHS admissions process and exam, review for all four sections of the test, and strategies for approaching each section efficiently.
CREATED FOR THE REDESIGNED EXAM Ace the *new* SHSAT and get into the NYC specialized high school of your choice with the full-length practice tests, thorough content reviews, and extra drills in this helpful guidebook.
The New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) was recently overhauled, with changes made across the board to the test's format, question types, topic coverage, and more. Cracking the SHSAT, 3rd Edition was written by The Princeton Review's team of SHSAT course experts and reflects the most up-to-date information and test strategies, developed by teachers on the ground who have spent many hours with the SHSAT. With our expertise, you can walk into test day with confidence
Practice Your Way to Excellence.
- 2 full-length practice tests to prepare you for the actual testing experience
- Detailed subject review for the newly-updated English Language Arts and Mathematics sections
- Step-by-step strategies for cracking each type of test question
Work Smarter, Not Harder.
- Diagnose and learn from your mistakes with in-depth answer explanations
- See The Princeton Review's techniques in action and solidify your SHSAT knowledge
- Learn fundamental approaches for solving questions
Take Control of Your Prep.
- Practical and up-to-date information on the what, when, where, and how of the SHSAT
- Tips and techniques for scoring excellence
- Planning and organization tips to get you all the way to test day