Kaplan Test Prep Issues Statement on the Just Released Scores from the New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT)


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New York, NY (March 18, 2019) — The following statement about the NYC Department of Education releasing scores from the 2018 SHSAT exam comes from Dennis Yim, director of academics, Kaplan Test Prep:

“We know that thousands of students and their parents across New York City were anxiously awaiting the scores from the SHSAT, which was administered in October, and understand their frustration over the unfortunate delay, as in a normal year, scores would have been released two weeks ago. First, we extend our congratulations to the students who scored high enough to attend one of the specialized high schools. We also want to let students who did not score high enough know that this one exam result does not define you. The good news is that beyond these few specialized high schools, there are hundreds of other quality high schools across New York City that remain strong options. In consultation with parents and middle school counselors, students should look at all of their options and then make a decision on what school is the best fit for them. Regardless of what they hoped or planned for, there are still many successful roads to college from which to choose.

“While the future of the specialized high school admissions process remains uncertain, Kaplan’s mission remains to help students prepare for the exam, know test taking strategies, go into the test feeling confident, and ultimately reach their academic goals.”

To schedule an interview with a SHSAT expert at Kaplan, contact Russell Schaffer at russell.schaffer@kaplan.com or 212.453.7538.

The SHSAT is an exam administered by the New York City Department of Education, which does not endorse this message.

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Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 200 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Among those tests are the SAT®, PSAT, ACT®, GRE®, GMAT®, LSAT®, MCAT®, NCLEX-RN® and bar exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

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