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Navigating College Admission Tests

A PRESENTATION FOR AVENUES ONLINE

DATE & TIME 

Thursday, May 2nd, 6:30 PM Eastern on Zoom

Online: Please register in order to receive the Zoom link. All registrants will be sent a recording of the event.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

DESCRIPTION

This presentation is hosted by the college counseling office and attendance is highly recommended. The information that will be shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services.  Please join other AON families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.

 

Learn what you need to know about the following and more:

  • How to respond to the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies
  • Best way to approach the SAT vs ACT decision
  • Understanding the new digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT
  • Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing 
  • Finding the optimal timeline for your testing and test prep
  • Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dulcie graduated with BAs in Physics and Geology from Pomona College and her PhD in Geophysics from Stanford. Dulcie started at Compass as a tutor and now uses her experience to help students and families navigate the admissions testing landscape in her role as senior director. In her spare time, Dulcie likes to read all sorts of fantasy and play with her two badly behaved cats.
Each year, Dulcie and her colleagues speak at over 300 high schools and professional organizations, where they demystify the SAT and ACT and dispel anxiety about the testing process.

Sign up for a practice test!

Avenues Online College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group are providing an ACT practice test opportunity at no cost. This computer-proctored practice test mirrors the paper & pencil version of the official test. The highly detailed reporting (see sample here) that you and the counseling office will receive is invaluable in helping each student craft their ideal testing plan.

In addition to the current ACT in its linear static form, students will have the option to try a practice test for the brand new Digital Adaptive PSAT and SATThis new test (learn all about it here) mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure.

DATE & TIME

  • ACT, SAT, and Digital P/SAT tests are available for you to self-administer through our online testing platform anytime until August 31st.

The registration deadline each week is Thursday. By Friday, we will send you a detailed confirmation email. The link to take the test will be included and you can take the test anytime during the open testing window.

Please note that we are only able to offer ONE test of each type. 

Consultation

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?