Jessica Finger, Community Outreach at Noodle
Parents who are in-the-know regarding the SHSAT often have their child prepare for the exam years in advance. However, many students postpone their preparation until the first few weeks of their 8th grade year. The takes place in October, so that doesn't exactly leave a generous amount of preparation time!
It would be a great idea to reach out to some local tutors and test-prep centers in your area to hear their thoughts directly with how much time would be appropriate for your child.
We've found some excellent tutors in you area: