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The IEC Testing Symposium


Dear Orange County Consultants,

We cordially invite you to attend Compass’ Testing Symposium, a professional development luncheon that is specifically designed for IECs. The program will take place on Wednesday, February 26th, 11:30am-1pm. Compass’ Senior Director, Matt Steiner, will be leading the event.

Event Location:Collegewise HQ 18881 Von Karman Ave. Suite 225, Irvine, CA 92612

Presentation topics will include:

  • How to best respond to ACT’s online testing, superscore reporting, and section re-testing initiatives
  • The continued growth of the highest SAT/ACT scores and its impact on admission practices at highly selective colleges
  • Scaling issues on the Oct 2019 PSAT and what this means for National Merit cutoffs for the class of 2021
  • A year-in-review of test optional — the first TO class at the University of Chicago
  • The College Board’s Landscape tool (formerly known as the “adversity score”)

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

    Professionally, Matt has a decade of experience in the field of test preparation, having worked as an instructor, consultant, and keynote speaker on the topic of admission testing. Matt and their colleagues at Compass are invited to speak at over 150 high schools and professional organizations each year, where they demystify college admission tests and allay anxiety about the testing process. Matt has taught graduate-level courses on admission testing for the counselor certificate programs at UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and UCLA.

    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