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Navigating College Admission Tests

A LIVE WEBINAR FOR LACES FAMILIES

DATE & TIME

Monday, February 5th at 6pm (Date has passed. See below for the presentation slides and a recent recording of a similar event.)

DESCRIPTION

This presentation is hosted by the college counseling office 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 LACES families for a thoughtful and pragmatic 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

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a leading provider of test prep and academic tutoring. Adam has worked in college admission testing and educational services since 1994 and he is recognized as a leading voice in the admission testing arena. He is a frequently booked speaker at schools and conferences, and he has provided training on test use and interpretation for admission offices at universities such as Caltech, Rochester, TCU, and USC. He joins us this evening to share insights on how families can successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission.
PRESENTATION SLIDES

Test Prep Classes

Live Online or In-Person Test Prep Classes for LACES Students

PSAT, SAT, & ACT

Compass Education Group invites LACES students to participate in one of our comprehensive PSAT, SAT, or ACT prep classes. Classes are capped at 15 students and include 10 or 20 hours of small group instruction and 5 full-length practice tests.

LACES students will receive 15% off with promo code: LACES15

If the cost of a group class with the 15% discount still remains unaffordable, please reach out and ask to be considered for our scholarship program

Ready to Learn More?

EXPLORE CLASSES

Classes Include:

  • 10 or 20 hours of live instruction
  • 5 practice tests
  • Interactive score reports
  • Compass’ SAT or ACT coursebook
  • Homework sets designed to reinforce in-class learning
  • Recordings of each class available to review whenever needed
  • Instructor-led study halls
  • Maximum class size: 15 students
  • The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing
  • Discounts on supplemental 1-on-1 tutoring (optional)

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.

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?