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Oakwood College has partnered with Compass Education to offer the brand new Digital Adaptive 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 will be offered at no cost. This test matches the current paper/pencil, linear version of the test. The test results are invaluable in helping Oakwood College Counselors and Compass directors craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.

DATE & TIME

  • The at-home, computer-proctored SAT (digital adaptive) and ACT (linear, mirrors paper/pencil version) practice tests are available anytime between May 18-19 (2024).

The registration deadline each week is Thursday. Soon after registration, 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.

Navigating College Admission Tests

AN ONLINE PRESENTATION FOR OAKWOOD SCHOOL

DATE, TIME, & LOCATION

Thursday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30 PM Pacific

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

DESCRIPTION

Last spring, College Board announced a sweeping overhaul to the SAT suite of assessments. Starting in the fall of 2023, paper-based administrations of the PSAT will be completely replaced by an adaptive, computer-based format. The SAT will follow suit in early 2024.

The introduction of a digital assessment comes at a pivotal moment in today’s admission context, where colleges are actively interrogating the value of standardized testing in students’ applications. And while many schools have retained test optional policies in the wake of the pandemic, admission offices have demonstrated varying preferences for test scores.

Hear from the experts at Compass Education Group as they lead a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of the future of college admission testing.

Presentation topics 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

Torsten Sannar is the Managing Director of Compass Education Group, a provider of one-on-one tutoring and test prep classes for several thousand students annually around the world. 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 families and school communities through the testing process. He is here to share insights on how to help students (and parents!) successfully navigate the testing requirements of college admission.

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?