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Navigating College Admission Tests



Tuesday, December 8, 2020 — 7:00 PM 


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


The leaders at Compass Education Group are asked to speak at over 150 schools ever year. Join other Notre Dame families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.

Hear the latest key insights on the following and more:

– COVID-19’s sweeping impact on college admission testing
– Test-date disruption and when site-based testing may resume
– Likelihood of SAT and ACT remote online testing this fall
– How colleges are responding now and what is unresolved
– Making the best choice between the SAT and ACT
– 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 your for testing and test prep
– Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement


Torsten Sannar


Torsten is a graduate of Claremont-McKenna, where he discovered his passion for tutoring students.  He also holds a Ph.D. in Theater History from UC Santa Barbara, where he continued his teaching and tutoring career. Now in his third decade in the college admission testing arena, Torsten leads Compass’ Los Angeles office and guides hundreds of individual families through the testing process.

Jené Pledger


Jené holds a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Colorado State University, an M.A. in English from CSULA, and is currently working towards her Ph.D. at UCLA. As a director at Compass, she enjoys helping families and tutors as they navigate successful and rewarding student programs.


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?
  • What are the implications of ‘test optional’ policies?
  • How do the SAT and ACT compare?
  • How do you interpret PSAT scores?
  • Should you take SAT Subject Tests?