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Navigating College Admissions Tests

A PRESENTATION FOR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES

DATE & TIME (passed)

Wednesday, February 6, 2024

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

DESCRIPTION

This presentation was offered by the college counseling office. The information that shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services.

Agenda items included:

  • 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

Christopher graduated with BAs in French and Theater from Vassar College and his MFA in Drama from the New School. Christopher has worked in and around education his whole career: as a tutor for many years, as a college counselor, and as an IB teacher. He now uses his experience to help students and families navigate the admissions testing landscape in his role as a Compass Director. Each year, Christopher and his colleagues speak at over 300 high schools and professional organizations, where they demystify the SAT and ACT and dispel anxiety about the testing process.

Practice Test Opportunities

Compass is proud to offer high-quality digital practice test opportunities at no cost for a limited time for families who attend a webinar hosted by their school. The accuracy of the tests and the depth of the reporting is exceptional.

Tests available include the new digital adaptive PSAT and SAT (learn more here), as well as a digital version of the ACT (linear and non-adaptive, see demo here).

ACCESS, REPORTING, AND FOLLOW-UP

  • To access the tests through your Compass account, please go to my.compassprep.com and enter your email address. You will receive an email to activate your account. Click the link in that email and follow the instructions.
  • Upon completion of the test, you will immediately be able to view a comprehensive analysis full of insights unique to our reporting platform, as well as access to view your entire test.
  • Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a Compass Director to evaluate the results, have all your questions answered, and discuss a recommended plan for improvement. 
  • For alternative options including live proctoring where available, please see here.

Please note that your school may have arranged specific practice testing opportunities at a set time through Compass or another third party. We advise that you prioritize any such opportunities through your school first, keeping the above options available if needed.

Sign up for a practice test!

Eleanor Roosevelt High School has partnered with Compass Education to offer an on-campus, paper/pencil, ACT practice test (linear, non-adaptive) at no cost. The test results are invaluable in helping the Eleanor Roosevelt college counselors and Compass directors to craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.

THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, 3/22.

DATE & TIME

Saturday, April 6th, 10:00 AM (EST)

LOCATION

ERHS 5th Floor

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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?