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Navigating College Admission Tests

A PRESENTATION FOR HARVARD-WESTLAKE SCHOOL

DATE & TIME

Tuesday, January 30th at 7p.m. (Date has passed. See below for a recent recording of a similar event.)

LOCATION

Rugby Auditorium

DESCRIPTION

This presentation is offered by the college counseling offices 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 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 is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of test prep and academic tutoring for thousands of students annually around the world. Adam has worked in college admission testing and educational services since 1994 and he is recognized as a leading voice on standardized testing. He is a frequently booked speaker at schools and conferences, and he has provided training on test use and interpretation for university admission offices, including Caltech, Rochester, TCU, and USC.

Sign up for a practice test!

The Harvard-Westlake Dean’s Office and Compass Education have partnered to offer the brand new Digital Adaptive PSAT and SAT at no cost. This new test (learn all about it here) mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure.

In addition, an at-home, computer-proctored, ACT practice test is being offered; this test matches the current paper/pencil, linear version of the test.

The test results are invaluable in helping Harvard-Westlake college counselors and Compass directors craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.

DATE & TIME

  • At-Home administration (available anytime until May 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; you can take the test anytime during the open testing window. 

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?