While this conversation was mutually driven by the admissions offered at the city’s eight elite Specialized High Schools, we are pulling back and taking a look at the larger issue facing our schools.
If we are to advance equity now, we must eliminate the single test for specialized high schools now,” said Carranza.
Entry to these elite schools is set by passing a single high-stakes exam known as the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT).
The SHSAT has been in place since 1971, when New York State law mandated a test-based entrance to specialized high schools.
SHS high schools include Stuyvesant and Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn.