SHSAT Practice Tests

Practice makes perfect and when studying for standardized tests, nothing beats practicing with actual questions from past exams. This year's SHSAT test takers are in a bit of a more complicated situation than in the past because the Verbal section of the test was recently revised. The great news is that the confusing ordering paragraphs questions have been eliminated, as have the logical reasoning questions. The bad news is that studying without actual test questions is a dicey affair and only the 2018-2019 SHSAT handbook reflects the current Verbal section. However, the reading comprehension questions from past exams are still relevant and should be practiced, as should all of the Mathematics questions.

SHSAT Practice Tests

Below are links to SHSAT handbooks, which include actual exams. The SHSAT still consists of 2 sections: the Verbal and the Mathematics sections. Each section is 75 minutes, the Verbal section now consists of reading comprehension and revising/editing questions. The revising/editing questions are based on the standards set in the 7th grade Common Core ELA State Standards.

Click here for the 2014-2015 SHSAT Handbook.

Click here for the 2016-2017 SHSAT Handbook.

Click here for the 2017-2018 SHSAT Handbook.

Click here for the 2018-2019 SHSAT Handbook.

Below are the cutoff scores for each of the Specialized High Schools.

2018 (low score / high score)
Stuyvesant 559 / 698
Bronx Science 518 / 637
Brooklyn Latin 482 / 555
Brooklyn Technical 493 / 668
HSMSE @ CCNY 516 / 616
HSAS @ Lehman 516 / 633
Queens Science @ York College 511 / 542
Staten Island Tech 519 / 660

2017 (low score / high score)
Stuyvesant 555 / 704
Bronx Science 512 / 664
Brooklyn Latin 479 / 600
Brooklyn Technical 486 / 588
HSMSE @ CCNY 504 / 621
HSAS @ Lehman 516 / 645
Queens Science @ York College 507 / 607
Staten Island Tech 515 / 704

2016 (low score / high score)
Stuyvesant 556 / 703
Bronx Science 510 / 703
Brooklyn Latin 477 / 552
Brooklyn Technical 483 / 689
HSMSE @ CCNY 503 / 633
HSAS @ Lehman 503 / 603
Queens Science @ York College 505 / 580
Staten Island Tech 508 / 703

2015 (low score / high score)
Stuyvesant 556 / 703
Bronx Science 510 / 703
Brooklyn Latin 477 / 552
Brooklyn Technical 483 / 689
HSMSE @ CCNY 503 / 633
HSAS @ Lehman 503 / 603
Queens Science @ York College 505 / 580
Staten Island Tech 508 / 703

2014 (cutoff score / high score)
Stuyvesant 559 / 697
Bronx Science 517 / 678
Brooklyn Latin 480 / 541
Brooklyn Technical 486 / 628
HSMSE @ CCNY 512 / 610
HSAS @ Lehman 506 / 646
Queens Science @ York College TBD / 612
Staten Island Tech 506 / 638