Durham Academy College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group will administer FREE online practice ACT and SAT tests to students in the 10th grade; a demonstration version of the *NEW* computer-based test and the resulting score reports are available below. The test results are invaluable in helping the Durham Academy College Counselors and Compass directors craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.
DATE & TIME
Make-up opportunity for the ACT/SAT Practice Test:
Available anytime between February 1st through February 28th.
The registration deadline each week is Thursday. On Friday, we will send you a detailed confirmation email for the remaining test window time; the link to take the test will be included; you can take the test anytime until February 28th.
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Navigating College Admission Tests
WEBINAR HOSTED BY DURHAM ACADEMY
DATE & TIME
Monday, February 13th, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
If you were unable to attend the live webinar, a recording has been posted below.
This presentation is offered by the college counseling office. 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 families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.
Receive useful guidance on the following and more:
- How to respond to the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies
- Best way to approach the SAT vs ACT decision
- The role of test scores in different admissions contexts
- Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
- 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
Adam Ingersoll began his career in test prep in 1993 while at the University of Southern California, where he was a student-athlete on the basketball team, worked in the admissions office, and graduated magna cum laude. Now in his third decade guiding families to successful experiences with standardized tests, Adam is recognized as a leading expert on college admission testing and is a popular speaker at higher education conferences and dozens of school events annually. He has provided training on test usage for the admission teams at prominent universities including Caltech, Rochester, and USC.
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?