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    Hunter College High School Admission now open for 2020

    Vetting information for entry into Hunter College High School (HCHS) is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. The NY State ELA score needs to be 627 and above, and the NY State Math score needs to be 628 and above. BOTH need to be the case, not just one or the other. Check out their website for more details/requirements.

    There is a livestream I did recently on my YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQE...rYueiTg/videos ) regarding Hunter registration and testing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXpQ6D-5dwk

    I will do another today with additional information.

    Registration and other aspects can often be confusing and/or frustrating, therefore, any questions or concerns, feel free to ask.

    NOTE: Hunter Science High School, a good school in its own right, is not the same school as HCHS.
    Last edited by GregsTutoringNYC; 09-09-2019 at 07:54 AM.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, BCA, MS 54, Anderson...)

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    Some current livestreams with HCHS overview information:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXpQ6D-5dwk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrIvodmSJG0 (including date/timeline info)

    Past livestreams with details that are still current include:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvCtSxHpYgE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz_ShVHd_ko
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h1qaDBNxFU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwaAN0upC60

    I also have a number of videos in the channel pertaining to the test itself (example questions, etc.) which can be found searching through the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQE...rYueiTg/videos
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, BCA, MS 54, Anderson...)

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    Do you have data on what's the rough cutoff for multiple choices to make to essay round?
    HCHS websites says top 500 kids, and that's out of 82 multiple choice questions. Thanks

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    It's currently out of 80.

    I partially/indirectly address this in the two videos.

    There's two issues that bubble up:
    1) Hunter does not release much information, even when asked. Therefore much of this becomes a mysterious black box and he said/she said stuff.
    2) The cutoff changes from year to year.

    So we're left to speculate. That said, as I've been involved with this test for so long, actual data from the field from past years seems to indicate about 65%.

    The problem with that in addition to speculation and being empirical, is that other data in the field I get says that it's more like 85%, also with the same problems.

    We also are not told information about the statistical models they follow, curves, weights, etc. So it's gain an inch, loose a foot. Even the website description is vague when you really read it deeply.

    Lastly, last year they did not provide any cutoff data, even explicitly said they weren't and gave a justification.

    This kind of means there is no good answer to this question and it's getting less good as time goes on.

    At the end of the day, it's get as many right as possible. Which is always a good strategy with this kind of thing all other things aside.
    Passionate tutor of Elementary School subjects specializing in NY state tests, and the specialized high/middle school tests (SHSAT, Hunter, TACHS/CHSEE, BCA, MS 54, Anderson...)

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