What has changed on the SHSAT? What is the current format of the test?  How is it scored?      What do you need to know to succeed?

A lot has changed in the world of the SHSAT! Before you start prepping and planning, make sure you know what content you need, how it is expressed on the test, and how to make the most of your time. In addition we will cover updates about public high school fairs, the new DOE website, and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with Elissa Stein, published expert on the SHSAT and NYC’s complicated high school admissions process and the original author of Cracking the Specialized High School Admissions Test, Jonathan Arak.

Topics covered will include:

  • How long the test is
  • How many questions are there (in each section and overall)
  • How much is each question worth
  • Do all questions on count towards a final score

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm EST

Location: Online

Listen as Elissa and Jonathan discuss the changes to the test, their implications on admissions, and give advice on how to manage everything from prepping for the test to the application. Stay to the end for the Q&A where you can get answers to all of your questions.

About The Hosts

Elissa Stein is the owner of High School 411, a subscription service that helps families through NYC’s complicated and unwieldy high school admissions process. She’s been through the process twice with her own kids—one is a high school senior, the other is a junior year in college—and close to 1000 families at this point.


Jonathan Arak was the original author of the best-selling Cracking the Specialized High School Admissions Test. There may be no other tutors in NYC better versed in high stakes admissions process for top NYC high schools. There are few other tutors who proctor the actual Hunter High Exam. His highly sought-after opinions have appeared in publications as diverse as Newsday, The Christian Science Monitor, and the New York Post.

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