The DOE has released the 2019 / 2020 handbook for the SHSAT, featuring two brand new full-length tests. These exams are a terrific resource for students, but they should be used strategically.
When a parent calls City Smarts wanting to begin SHSAT prep too far in advance, I tell them to call me back in the spring.
The SHSAT is very much a goldilocks kind of test. It’s a tricky, rigorous exam that does demand months of practice (from most students, at least), but too much tutoring is a certain recipe for burn-out.