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The IEC Testing Symposium


Dear Seattle-area IECs,

We cordially invite you to attend Compass’ IEC Testing Symposium, a professional development luncheon that is specifically designed for IECs. The program will take place on Wednesday, March 7th from 12pm-2pm.

Event Location: The Capital Grille 1301 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98101

Presentation topics will include:

  • The appropriate uses and limitations of test scores
  • How test scores factor into complex admission processes (e.g. test-optional policies, super-scoring, essay-optional, score choice, Subject Tests, etc.)
  • Newest trends in student performance on the SAT and ACT
  • Practical concerns for IECs as they build testing timelines with families

Please join us for essential testing insights, delicious food, and the good company of fellow consultants.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by completing the short form below.


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    Matt Steiner

    Prior to joining the Compass team, Matt obtained an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. He has a decade of experience in the field of test preparation, working as both an instructor and administrator for multiple tutoring firms. Matt currently teaches a graduate-level course on college admission testing through UCSD Extension. In his writing, teaching, and public speaking, Matt endeavors to build transparency and calm around college admission tests.

    Praise for Our IEC Symposia

    Compass gave an invaluable presentation to our regional group of IECs. The information was detailed, easy to understand, and provided insights on testing we had not received from anywhere else.

    Kim Snyder Mehta, IECA Member, Washington DC

    Compass' presentations are well-researched, insightful, and essential to IECs hoping to understand the latest developments in college admission testing.

    Laura Gatzionis, IECA Global Committee Chair

    With humor and aplomb, Compass did an amazing job of bringing the College Consultants of Colorado up to speed on current trends in the testing world.

    Shelly Humbach, HECA Member, Colorado

    As an IEC, staying on top of the trends and changes related to the standardized testing landscape today is paramount. The guidance and expertise offered to IECs by Compass through workshops, presentations, and resources are essential to professional development.

    Laura Blanche, HECA/IECA/PACAC Member, Pennsylvania

    With a blend of humor, data, and facts, Compass' presentation offers much-needed clarity to the testing landscape. My students and families have already benefited from the information and resources I have passed along. Thank you Compass for making it a priority to keep IECs up-to-date on the latest testing research.

    Joanne LaSpina, IECA Professional Member, HECA Member, Pennsylvania