In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an abundance of caution, Compass has suspended all in-person proctored practice tests. During this time, we have expanded our weekend online offerings:
- SAT and ACT practice tests with regular time are offered at 6:00am and 10:00am Pacific
- SAT and ACT practice tests with extended time are offered at 9:30am Pacific
- Other accommodations and test types may be available upon request
ONLINE PROCTORED TESTS
Take a test at home supervised by a live proctor online.
Online tests are offered nearly every weekend.
Click here to view specific dates and times.
How It Works
We Send You a Practice Test
You’ll receive a physical practice test in the mail the week leading up to your online proctored practice test. We’ll also email you instructions for logging into the virtual testing room.
Meet Your Online Proctor
On test day, you’ll log into the online testing room and meet your proctor. He or she will greet you and begin the test. Move through the sections according to the proctor’s directions.
Send Your Test in for Grading
At the end of the test, your proctor will give you instructions to submit your test for grading. Once received, we’ll dismiss you and send your score report as soon as it’s available.
Compass provides a variety of options for clients and prospective clients to take practice SATs, PSATs, ACTs, and Subject Tests under realistic conditions, and our reporting engine provides insights such as Similar Scorers, SAT/ACT Comparison, and Attractor Answers that no other score report can deliver. You can see one of our interactive score reports here.
For students just getting started, practice tests are an essential part of choosing a test, a timeline, and a plan for preparation. For students already working with Compass, practice tests are an essential part of our programs. See Making a Practice of Practice Testing for a detailed explanation of the benefits of practice testing.
It’s up to you whether you choose the flexibility of a self-administered test or the realism of taking a proctored test with other students. Your Compass director or tutor may make specific recommendations based on your needs. Compass directors are available to help you interpret your results and turn them into concrete decisions.
Self-administered exams: At your convenience.
We can set you up with a test and instructions for self-administration at home. We even have online videos to provide virtual proctoring. Once you complete the exam, you can enter your answers yourself for immediate results or let us handle it for you.
Proctored Practice Sessions: Professionally administered, structured environment.
Some students prefer having a live proctor to mimic the exact testing environment. We provide both online and in-person practice test sessions. Your full score report, including essay scoring, is generally available within two business days.
If you would like to inquire about extended time accommodations, please call us at (800) 685-6986 or fill out the request form.