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This edition: Part I: The SHSAT: Biased Barrier or Objective Opportunity?

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 1, 2019.

First aired: February 19, 2019.

Who Belongs in New York City’s Specialized High Schools?

EdCast presents a special three-part series examining the controversial admissions process to New York City’s Specialized High Schools. Dr. Linda Hirsch examines the SHSAT with Kaplan Prep and interviews a variety of stakeholders including parents, teachers and alumni regarding the Mayor’s proposals to change admissions criteria to these selective schools.

Part I: The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHAT): Biased Barrier or Objective Opportunity?

Guest: Dennis Yim, Director of Academics, Kaplan Prep and veteran tutor The Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) is the sole admissions criterion to these schools. It has resulted in student bodies that are only 10% Black and Latinx. Along with a veteran Kaplan tutor, EdCast analyzes sample test questions and examines the role of test prep in student performance.

Guest List

Dennis Yim Director of Academics, Kaplan