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Navigating College Admission Tests:

An Event for District 113 Junior Families


Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 pm Central

If you were unable to attend the live webinar, a recording has been posted below.


Interested in learning usable information about standardized testing and college admissions?  The Class of 2025 is about to experience 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 will include:

– 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

Click the register button below and use the special promo code provided by your school counselor to schedule your free practice test.


Eric Anderson, Senior Director Compass Chicago (he/him)
Eric grew up in Chicagoland and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from U of I, where he was the first Rhodes Scholarship campus nominee in nearly a decade.  After college, he worked for the Discovery Channel, MTV Networks, Sony Pictures, and YouTube.  Between film gigs, Eric joined Compass’s Southern California team as an ACT and SAT math tutor.  He enjoyed the one-on-one tutoring experience so much that he made it his mission to bring Compass back to the Midwest.  In 2019, Eric and his colleague, Matty Steiner, launched Compass Midwest out of Chicago.  Today, Eric mentors a team of dozens of tutors and guides hundreds of families each year through the college admission testing process.
Matty Steiner, Senior Director Outreach (they/them)
Matty is a Senior Director at Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one online and in-person ACT, SAT, and AP Exam tutoring for thousands of students nationwide. Prior to joining Compass, Matty obtained their MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from UC Santa Cruz (Go, Banana Slugs!). They have over fifteen years of experience in the testing industry and are regularly invited by counseling and admission professionals to explain the latest updates to the testing landscape. Each year, Matty and their colleagues speak at over 300 high schools and professional organizations.

Sign up for a practice test!

Compass Education Group is providing a practice PSAT opportunity at no cost for District 113 Students. Students will have the option to try a practice test for the brand new Digital Adaptive P/SATThis new test (learn all about it here) mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure — so students will get an early feel for what the official exams that students take in October 2023 and April 2024.


At-home testing is available during the the month of October. You may register for this free option below.


If you’d like to take your digital PSAT in-person please schedule a consultation with us. The promo code Presentation2023 will allow you to take this in-person test for free.


You may register for the at-home digital PSAT anytime through October. You will be provided a testing window within one business day of registering.

In-person testing is subject to availability and your discussion with our Compass directors.



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?