SHSATSpecialized High Schools Admissions Test (New York City, NY)
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Tellingly, de Blasio treats SHSAT's unrepresentative outcome as proof that its use constitutes an unfair process.
And white students do indeed account for 24% of those enrolled in the schools employing SHSAT, despite being only 15% of New York City public school students.
(91.) 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.