The Specialized High School Exam: A Flawed Test in a Flawed System

Every October, roughly one-third of the eligible eighth-graders in New York City — between 25,000 and 30,000 students — take the Standardized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) for a chance to attend one of the city’s eight specialized high schools. Admission to these schools is highly competitive, and spots are coveted. While less than 20% […]

Standardized Test Timeline for High School Students: What to Take and When?

From the SAT and SAT Subject Tests to the ACT and AP tests, you can encounter a lot of exams throughout high school. So when do they happen? And when should you study? And when should you register? Oh, and when do you schedule a time to freak out?! (Don’t freak out.) Don’t we all love the […]