## Useful LinksPractice Test with Links to Youtube Videos of Answers
Scrambled Paragraphs Practice Strategies Sign up to take a free practice test THE TEST:
Admission in the eight specialized high schools are based on The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test(SHSAT). The eight specialized high schools are: - The Bronx High School of Science
- The Brooklyn Latin School
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- High School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering at the City College
- High School of American Studies at Lehman College
- Queens High Schools of the Sciences at York College
- Staten Island Technical High School
- Stuyvesant High School
THE FORMAT: The purpose of the test is to test a students ability in Mathematical thinking, comprehending passages, logical reasoning and an understanding of the writing process. The test consists of 95 questions with 2 and a half hours to take the test. The test has 2 sections: I. Verbal: 1. 5 Scrambled Paragraphs (The understanding of writing) -- worth 2 points each. 2. 10 Logical Reasoning (Logical Reasoning) 3. 30 Passage based questions (Passage Comprehension: inferences, main idea, detail etc.) II. Mathematics: 50 questions that test various topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability. |
## Handbooks2014-2015 SHSAT Handbook
2013-2014 SHSAT Handbook 2012-2013 SHSAT Handbook 2011-2012 SHSAT Handbook 2010-2011 SHSAT Handbook 2009-2010 SHSAT Handbook 2008-2009 SHSAT Handbook The difficulty of the SHSAT is the SAME as the handbooks listed above. Why? They are produced by the same publisher that makes the test. ## Formulas to KnowPerimeter of a "Square": P = 4s
Perimeter of a "Rectangle": P = 2l + 2w Circumference of a "Circle": C = 2π r or C = π d Area of a "Square": A = s² Area of a "Rectangle": A = lw or A = bh Area of a "Parallelogram": A =bh Area of a "Trapezoid": A = ½h(b₁+ b₂) Area of a "Triangle": A = ½bh Area of a "Circle"A: = πr² Pythagorean Theorem: a² + b² + c² Quadratic Formula: x = −b±√b² − 4ac/ 2a |