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Navigating College Admission Tests



Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. Eastern

If you were unable to attend the live presentation, a recording has been posted below.


Last spring, College Board announced a sweeping overhaul to the SAT suite of assessments. Starting in the fall of 2023, paper-based administrations of the PSAT will be replaced by an adaptive, computer-based format. The SAT will follow suit in the spring of 2024. Consequently, the Class of 2025 will be the first to take the redesigned Digital PSAT and Digital SAT during junior year.

The introduction of a digital assessment comes at a volatile time in today’s admission context, where colleges are actively interrogating the value of standardized testing in students’ applications. And while nearly all schools adopted test optional policies in the wake of the pandemic, admission offices have demonstrated varying preferences for test scores.

Hear from the experts at Compass Education Group as they lead a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of the future of college admission testing.

Presentation topics will include:

  • The evolving role of test scores in specific contexts
  • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
  • Fresh admissions data from test score submitters and non-submitters
  • Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT
  • The specs and design of the digital, adaptive PSAT & SAT
  • Optimal timing and smart approaches to test preparation and testing


Anne-Marie’s experience as an educator and advisor dates back over a decade. She tutored students at a nonprofit in LA before joining Compass as a math instructor in 2008. Her many years of experience as a career advisor and graduate school admission consultant also inform her work as Director of our NYC office . She holds degrees in English and Economics from Duke and is an NYU Stern MBA.

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The Compass Resource Center

Download the latest version of…

The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing

…in our comprehensive Resource Center. Get answers to the most important questions, including:

  • How competitive are your test scores?
  • What is the most effective calendar for testing?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • What do I need to know about the new digital adaptive SAT?