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The big-name backers of specialized high school admissions testing claimed Thursday their pilot tutoring program for Latino and African American students was a success.

Citywide, the average for the 12,422 black and Latino kids who took the SHSAT was just 3.8 percent, EEC added.

“New York’s specialized high schools are the envy of the world.

A spokesman said that EEC randomly selected participants from interested families, save for a small number identified through tutoring partners.

But, scrapping the test at all of the eight high schools would require approval from Albany lawmakers, who passed on the idea in 2019.

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