Testing Time, and Anxiety Is High

Since early December the pace has increased, with nearly 18,000 eighth- and ninth-grade students taking the admission test for the city’s three specialized “science” high schools, Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Technical; more than 3,300 would-be art, drama, music and dance students auditioning at Fiorello La Guardia, and hundreds of others taking admissions exams for the city’s private nursery, elementary and high schools.

A few tests and auditions remain, but for most city parents and students, this is a time of waiting for results, most of which are made known in February.