are NYC specialized high schools?
There were three NYC science specialized high schools:
However, in 2002, three additional high schools opened in collaboration
with the City University of New York:
- Stuyvesant High School (Manhattan)
- Bronx Science High School (Bronx)
- Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn)
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College (Bronx)
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (Queens)
- High School for Math, Engineering and Science at City College (Manhattan)
is the SHSAT offered?
The SHSAT is offered sometime in the last week in October or first
week in November. In 2003, the SHSAT exam will be offered on October
25 & 26 and November 8 & 9
does a student register for the SHSAT?
Only students who reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City are allowed to take the exam. Registration is available through the student's school guidance counselor.
is the SHSAT Test Structure
The SHSAT consists of two parts that have to be completed in 2 1/2
- Verbal Section (45 questions)
- Scrambled Paragraphs
- Logical Reasoning
- Reading Comprehension
- Math Section (50 questions)
does the SHSAT determine admission to one of the specialized high-schools?
Number of correct questions in the SHSAT determine the Raw score
(out of 100), which in turn is converted to a scaled score (200-800).
Candidates are ranked, and a "cut-off" score for each school is
established based upon: overall scores, number of students selecting
a school as their first choice and the number of spaces available.
Places are awarded to those students who earn the highest scores
on the entrance exam and are top-ranked.
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