SHSATSpecialized High Schools Admissions Test (New York City, NY)
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108) The New York City Department of Education has attempted to bolster these numbers by supporting the Discovery Program and creating the Math and Science Institute, now called the Specialized High Schools Institute, to prepare black and Latino students to take the SHSAT.
SPECIALIZED HS HANDBOOK, supra note 38, at 12 (describing the SHSAT test as comprising of verbal and math sections that students have two and half hours to complete).
This position that the SHSAT does not play a role in the disproportionately low numbers of black and Latino students has never been confirmed through a predictive validity study.