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  1. NYC Schools Anyone with a kid at Brooklyn Prospect Clinton Hill middle school? I want current feedback, and all I;m getting is "fine" (not great) and "a lot of homework. 12-13-2018 5:29pm (0 replies)
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  2. NYC Schools What is PSAT range for sophomores vs juniors in super competitive high schools. Ex Hunter, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, TT privates/boarding Collegiate, Brearley, Trinity, etc 12-10-2018 2:44pm (6 replies)
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    • 1180-1520 12-10-2018 2:45pm
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      • I mean what is a realistically good score, ivy worthy? 12-10-2018 2:48pm
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        • There is no such thing and I don’t think Ivies care about NM status much at all. 12-10-2018 2:50pm
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        • Ivies don't look at PSAT scores 12-11-2018 4:12pm
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    • I have a sophomore at Hunter. He got 1300. He said lots of students were talking about their...(more) 12-11-2018 4:09pm
      scores on Monday.
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    • Thoroughly, THOROUGHLY, NOT WORTH THINKING ABOUT. You are talking about PSAT scores lady. 12-11-2018 4:11pm
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  3. NYC Schools Xpost: recommendations for a good guide book for colleges? there are so many to choose from! tia! 11-28-2018 1:29pm (3 replies)
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    • FISK Guide is the absolute best! 2 pages on top 300 schools and a list of "If you like this school look at these 5 others" 11-28-2018 1:32pm
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      • ahhhhh, sounds good! many thanks! also, does it come with free tranquilizers to get through the process? ;) 11-28-2018 1:34pm
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    • IMO you can find everything online. Start with your school's naviance. US News, of course. I like College Factual myself for certain data. 11-28-2018 1:47pm
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  5. NYC Schools Trying again -- Are people liking Brooklyn Prospect Clinton Hill Middle school this year? I feel like I'm not hearing anything great. Sort of . . . fine but not great. And a lot...(more) 11-27-2018 9:26am (0 replies)
    of homework.
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  6. NYC Schools Are people liking Brooklyn Prospect Clinton Hill Middle school this year? I feel like I'm not hearing anything great. Sort of . . . fine but not great. And a lot of homework. 11-26-2018 7:31pm (0 replies)
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  7. NYC Schools Any thoughts about St Davids boys school on UES, NYC? Someone recommended it, but they don't allow tours until after the application has been submitted. 11-25-2018 8:10pm (4 replies)
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    • Great school giving boys a firm religious-based approach 11-25-2018 8:11pm
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    • I know several ppl with kids there or that went there. Itís very affluent, lots of time running around to get out energy, def catholic 11-25-2018 8:12pm
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    • Do you know if it's really warm and supportive for children with anxiety? 11-25-2018 8:16pm
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    • No tours until applicaitons are submitted is standard- if you want to see a school ahead of time, that is what a spring tour is for. 11-25-2018 8:25pm
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  8. NYC Schools Earn Rs3gold runescape money for sale with $10 voucher&make cannonballs OSRS...(more) 11-22-2018 2:21am (0 replies)
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  9. NYC Schools SSAT scores out today...(more) 11-21-2018 11:15am (0 replies)
    Anyone else get their SSAT scores today? Anyone thinking of retaking? Would like advice on what cutoff scores are for TT...
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  10. NYC Schools NYC Middle School Application Process...(more) 11-14-2018 3:53pm (6 replies)
    is it a mistake to only apply to 3 schools? We toured as many as I could attend- focusing on only small schools in Manhattan and really, 1 hits the mark for me and 2 for my son who has an IEP. What's the best approach to applying middle school?
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    • If you don't fill up your list, they will just assign him to a nearby huge school with empty seats. Don't apply to only 3, that's crazy. Unless you can afford private if he...(more) 11-14-2018 3:54pm
      doesn't get in.
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      • why do you think schools penalize people who don't fill their lists? Is there proof of that somewhere? TIA! 11-15-2018 1:25pm
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    • Do you have a zoned school? For D2 UES it is Wagner AP. If you are good with that zoned school, just list it last on your list (regardless of how many you have) and you are...(more) 11-14-2018 4:03pm
      fine. We only had 3 schools on our list too.
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      • unfortunately, I'm not keen on our zoned school and the schools we've visited just didn't seem right for him. This is tough...and confusing. 11-14-2018 4:23pm
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        • If you don't like your zoned school, then I would try to find a few additional schools just to play it safe. 11-14-2018 4:27pm
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    • How confident are you with your son's scores to get into the three schools? If he is on the IEP track, you might have a good shot and may be the three is ok 11-15-2018 4:03pm
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  11. NYC Schools Trying one last time for Midwood med science impressions from current families . . . thx! 11-14-2018 1:09pm (0 replies)
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  12. NYC Schools How has Clinton Hill Brooklyn Prospect Charter School been so far this year? I know move to new building happening now. 11-14-2018 12:41pm (1 reply)
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    • >mean middle school in D13 11-14-2018 12:42pm
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  13. NYC Schools Trying again -- any thoughts about Midwood High Shcool Med Science from parents of kids who are there or were there recently? 11-13-2018 11:52pm (0 replies)
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  14. NYC Schools Anyone with a kid currently at Midwood Med Science have pros or cons to share? 11-12-2018 8:59pm (0 replies)
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  15. NYC Schools Avenues...(more) 11-3-2018 12:27pm (7 replies)
    We are moving from Westchester to NYC. Does anyone have any experience with Avenues?
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    • Suri- itís for dumb rich kids who canít get into real privateís 11-3-2018 12:28pm
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      • typo...(more) 11-3-2018 12:45pm
        privates you mean. But you mock rich kids...
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    • We looked into it when our kids were unhappy at their private. Both kids did not like it during their tour. We ended up doing public for a year. Both kids were accepted. 11-3-2018 12:32pm
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    • There's a documentary called Class Divide where they interview some Avenues kids, worth watching. About Chelsea gentrification but insightful about the school. 11-3-2018 3:12pm
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    • We looked for middle school. I was impressed with the curriculum ó they got a lot of their teachers from the more established schools in the city. Facilities are beautiful. Ds...(more) 11-3-2018 3:23pm
      was accepted but we live uptown and decided to send him closer to home.
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      • ^I also have a friend with kids there. They are happy. 11-3-2018 3:24pm
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    • Look at Basis instead. 11-3-2018 4:10pm
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  16. NYC Schools SSAT vs ISEE? 11-1-2018 1:25pm (4 replies)
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    • nyc day schools seem to prefer the ISEE, boarding schools the SSAT. 11-1-2018 1:27pm
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      • do you know why? just what they do, or is there a reason? Thx! 11-1-2018 1:30pm
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    • I think day schools used to prefer ISEE but now some say they don't care which you take and I think that is the case. 11-2-2018 1:41pm
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    • they are very different tests. Have your kid take practice tests and see which he/she does better on. 11-2-2018 1:42pm
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  17. NYC Schools First Choicing...(more) 10-31-2018 10:18am (2 replies)
    So we have a couple of schools to go but my 8th grader has 2 favorites, one private and one public. She says she is not sure which she want to do if accepted to both. But isn't it true that the private one would like to know that she would go if accepted and our school is supposed to tell them that? Adviser can't exactly call and say "you're her favorite private school" ó that's not really first choicing. Has anyone here gotten accepted into a private school for 9th without expressing that sort of interest?
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    • say the private is the first choice. dd is free to "change her mind" at any point and of course dc/families sometimes choose public over first choice private due to the $ issue 10-31-2018 10:23am
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      • - no subject -...(more) 11-28-2018 11:02pm
        yes, public would be the only reason we wouldn't choose it. I was under the impression that TT privates like it when you guarantee you will go if admitted. But I guess I can ask the adviser to say that it's one of our very top choices.
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    • first choices can change. you dont need to lie but say "Definitely A first choice" 10-31-2018 10:23am
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  18. NYC Schools ISEE for Middle School Admissions...(more) 10-25-2018 2:07pm (3 replies)
    Is it true that one needs ISEE scores of all 8/9s to be admitted to the top private schools in New York? This is for 6th grade entry.
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    • uh NO 10-25-2018 2:08pm
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    • Not for Horace Mann because they have a lot of seats. But even Brearley and Collegiate are fine with a 7 or even 6 if the other scores are high. Kids have 9s in math and a 6 on...(more) 10-25-2018 2:10pm
      verbal and still can get in.
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      • - no subject -...(more) 10-25-2018 2:34pm
        Do the schools prefer seeing at least one 9 even if you have a low score? Like a 9,8,7,6 or would they prefer more balanced scores like 8877??
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  19. NYC Schools Private H.S. interviews...(more) 10-23-2018 7:54pm (8 replies)
    Help me interpret the language of admissions directors! What do they say that one should take as a good sign of pleasant things to come... vs. what do they say just to be nice and make one comfortable?
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    • come on, now. 10-23-2018 7:55pm
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    • Give me $500 and I will tell you all the secrets! 10-23-2018 7:55pm
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    • Did they wink as they shook your hand at the end ? 10-23-2018 7:55pm
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    • Yes. 10-23-2018 7:56pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 10-23-2018 8:07pm
        so they're just incredibly nice to everyone?
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    • We just had one where she said something like, "the schools all try to make it seem like it's so hard to get in but in truth if your kid has mostly Bs and A minuses and we hear...(more) 10-23-2018 8:07pm
      from your school counselor that we are the number 1 choice, you are pretty much in. We don't even care about the essays and test scores". This is what is considered a fairly competitive school too.
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      • Competition...(more) 10-23-2018 8:13pm
        Interesting! It seems one reads more about the numbers who apply to K (presumably worse odds) than to 9.
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        • what I got out of this was that since they don't have an early decision process like colleges do, knowing your kid 100% will chose the school if accepted is a HUGE factor to them,...(more) 10-23-2018 8:15pm
          it's probably one of the most important factors.
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  20. NYC Schools West End Secondary H.S....(more) 10-23-2018 7:47pm (2 replies)
    Did anyone go to the WESS Open House tonight? What was it like? Pros/cons?
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    • Going next week but they don't take many kids. Hated the middle school flaky, progressive feel. So, if the hs is the same, will put it low but it would be better than a ghetto...(more) 10-23-2018 7:49pm
      sohool
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      • Racist much? 10-29-2018 12:04am
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  21. NYC Schools This post has been deleted. 10-23-2018 7:46pm (2 replies)
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    • Middle school? 10-23-2018 7:47pm
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      • - no subject -...(more) 10-23-2018 7:49pm
        I got the name slightly wrong and deleted the post but feel free to respond to the new post! I mean the high school open house
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  22. NYC Schools So my daughter made Hunter HS test cutoff, scores down a little this year but made it, but every friend I've reached out to in hopes of finding a friend with whom she could study...(more) 10-20-2018 7:03pm (11 replies)
    for the test just a little hasn't made the cutoff. These are kids who generally score very high, but had one or the other score just below the cutoff this year. Anyone else?
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    • Why would you want her to study with a friend? Honestly this feels like you just want to tell everyone she made the cutoff. Hunter will test 2000 kids. Same as always. 10-20-2018 7:05pm
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      • when my older kid (and his friends) were able to study with a friend, it made it a happier experience. Only talking to friends who have talked to us about similar in past. Just...(more) 10-20-2018 7:09pm
        curious about others' experience. And you're wrong about Hunter HS testing same number of kids each year. There was an article a few years about how numbers varied bc cutoff based on statewide 90%, but city was not always aligned (from what I can tell this year, NYC ELA scores for 5th grade are higher, math I don't know.
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      • Why wouldn't you? 10-20-2018 7:09pm
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    • Did you get the letter from school? 10-20-2018 7:07pm
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      • No, I asked my school and they said no specific letter coming this year. Just was told Hunter cutoff scores were posted on their site and so I went and looked. We're supposed to...(more) 10-20-2018 7:10pm
        apply online.
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    • No need to seek out others. This is your ego, not your sanity. Kids know who to study with 10-20-2018 7:21pm
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    • My dd is at a private k-8 and all the kids I expected to make the cut off did 10-20-2018 7:27pm
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    • you sound annoying and nosy IMO 10-20-2018 7:29pm
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    • My dd made the cutoff. Barely squeaked by in math, but she got the highest possible score in ELA 10-20-2018 7:43pm
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    • Dd was the only one of her very smarts friends to qualify to take the hunter test-and she didnít get in and all is fine 10-23-2018 8:00pm
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    • Ah, your that mom who sent out the "who made the cut off for hunter like my special dd? I mean, who wants to study for the test" 10-23-2018 8:02pm
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  23. NYC Schools Does anyone know anything about the Hudson School in Hoboken? 10-16-2018 5:56pm (1 reply)
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    • It's a small school with a very academically rigorous curriculum. We have friends there and are also applying for hs. 11-11-2018 8:54am
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  24. NYC Schools Thoughts on ranking Brooklyn Tech above Stuy? I think that's what my son wants to do. Anyone else go that route (for fit) and regret it? 10-16-2018 10:01am (23 replies)
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    • did he get accepted already? 10-16-2018 10:02am
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      • No but he has to rank the schools in the order he wants them when he takes the test this weekend. So annoyingly early. 10-16-2018 10:08am
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        • the one that is conveniently located to your home then 10-16-2018 10:08am
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          • equidistant, pretty much 10-16-2018 10:10am
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    • why? where do you live? 10-16-2018 10:04am
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      • Part is location, we are in Brooklyn, but pretty much equidistant btwn the 2. It's more fit - he's good at and likes math but he's also good at and likes sports. And speaking as...(more) 10-16-2018 10:09am
        someone who is a nerd and likes nerds, my son is not one -- he's pragmatic more than intellectual, not someone who loves reading for its own sake.
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        • My ds had no interest in Stuy either. It's a pretty intense group there. I think Bklyn Tech is great 10-16-2018 10:16am
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        • With has sports teams. Why would Tech be better for that? I'm trying to make the same decision but Stuy is a better commute 10-16-2018 10:19am
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          • Both have teams. From what I have heard and know, in the sports that most interest my son, Tech has better teams (they also have more bc more students). Interesting sports...(more) 10-16-2018 10:26am
            factoid: HSMSE has a really good track program -- apparently 70+ kids (out of 500ish at the school) are part of it. They've been highly ranked some years. The really good Brooklyn soccer players (not my kid) know all these "great" soccer schools (none are specialized, I don't think) -- so it does vary sport to sport.
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            • We're going to see HSMSE tomorrow. I want to like it. 10-16-2018 10:27am
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              • My son liked it a lot at thie Manhattan high school fair this past weekend. The two teachers there were super-presonable and really connected with my son, who's not the kid who...(more) 10-16-2018 10:30am
                loves impressing adults with his conversational skills, or really talking to them about anything except sports. They were honest and smart about their programming and seemed like the people I'd want to be teaching my kid. It's farther from us, though. My son was toying with ranking it first, but I think location is going to knock it out.
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    • I live in Brooklyn and I know several people who did. I think there's some typical "grass in greener" freshman year stuff and then they're so happy with the decision during...(more) 10-16-2018 10:07am
      college process
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      • Interesting, why during college process? 10-16-2018 10:10am
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      • because...? 10-16-2018 10:11am
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    • I would let Ds do that. Same type of kid. 10-16-2018 10:15am
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    • the score is typically lower at BT than Stuy 10-16-2018 10:16am
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      • I know. He'll def have both Bklyn Tech and Bklyn Latin on his list to help ensure he gets match, depending on how low his score is. He normally does well enough for all but Stuy...(more) 10-16-2018 10:20am
        and has sometimes gotten high enough for Stuy, but we don't know how it will go this weekend. So, the Q is, assuming he has a strong test day, should he choose Stuy over Tech?
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        • How do you convert the number wrong on the practice tests to a 0-800 score? 10-16-2018 10:21am
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          • In a prep class or one of those prep test sites (usually $50 to take a practice test) , they do it for you. 10-16-2018 10:26am
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            • Kaplan doesn't 10-16-2018 10:27am
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              • Dunno then. I think the scaling varies a little from test to test. 10-16-2018 10:31am
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      • Of course. There are twice as many kids. 10-16-2018 10:20am
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    • Dd is going to do the same-itís where she wants to go! 10-23-2018 8:01pm
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  25. NYC Schools Anyone go to the District 15 middle school talk last night? 10-10-2018 10:31am (0 replies)
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