Navigating College Admission Tests



These presentations are hosted in partnership with the college counseling offices at several schools across the Houston area. The information that will be shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services. We welcome you to join us for a thoughtful 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

Families are invited to attend any of the presentations, regardless of which school their students attend. However, please register for one event so we know how many people to expect at each.



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, and USC.


Monday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. Central
VST Lowe Theater at St. John’s School
Co-hosted by St. John’s School, Episcopal High School, and The Awty International School
Tuesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. Central
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. Central
The Kinkaid School

Schedule a 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.

Proctored Practice Tests

We offer online proctored practice exams every weekend. The scores will be available within two business days and are a valuable planning tool for families, counselors, and Compass directors. Please fill out the contact form below for more information about taking practice tests with Compass.

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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?