The test can be all consuming and yet there’s still so much other stuff going on. I’m planning to check out the LaGuardia open house tomorrow. I have no idea what to expect as they’ve never done one before. Even parents there aren’t quite sure how it’ll all work - I’ve been in touch with people on the PTA and it’s still a bit of a mystery. Please let me know if you’ll be there. Would love to say hi in person.
As for the SHSAT, yes there are different versions of the test, not merely re-ordered questions. This year there are 7 - one specifically for kids taking it during a school day at schools someone designated as potential feeder schools - this info from someone who is a mayoral appointee working closely with the DOE and is an expert on SHSAT issues. That’s an interesting side tangent. The DOE pledged 15 million dollars over 4 years to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in specialized schools. But, despite the announcement and initiative, there doesn’t seem to have been much movement to make anything happen.