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Navigating College Admission Testing

A special presentation for WTHS, LCHS and ACHS families. See the recording below.


Thursday, November 30 7:00 pm Central


Webinar, via Zoom


The Class of 2025 and 2026 are experiencing the biggest change to the SAT in a century with the digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT. Hear from the experts at Compass Education Group as they lead a pragmatic discussion of how to navigate this change. Presentation topics included:

– The adaptive design of the Digital PSAT & SAT

– Insight into how colleges are reacting to the Digital SAT

– The value of the Digital PSAT for diagnostic and National Merit purposes

– Fresh admissions data from test score submitters and non-submitters

– The evolving role of AP grades and exam scores

– Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT

– How to build a successful prep timeline


About the speaker

Eric Anderson, Senior Director (he/him)
Eric grew up in Chicagoland and graduated from the University of Illinois, where he was U of I’s first Rhodes Scholarship campus nominee in nearly a decade. After college, while working on film and TV projects for the Discovery Channel, MTV Networks, and YouTube, Eric joined Compass’s Southern California team as a math tutor. He enjoyed the one-on-one tutoring experience so much that he made it his mission to bring Compass into Central Time. Now, as a Senior Director of Compass Chicago, Eric hires, trains, and mentors a team of several dozen local tutors. Each year, Eric and his colleagues speak at over 300 high schools and professional organizations, where they demystify college admission testing.


Schedule a consultation with a Compass Director

The members of our management team are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They personally lead every aspect of each student’s experience with Compass, including program recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing guidance. We welcome you to schedule a call with us to review your student’s practice test results and collaborate on a strategy for how best to proceed.

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?