Navigating College Admissions Tests

PRESENTED BY COMPASS EDUCATION GROUP

Welcome Piedmont High!

On October 2nd, 2018 at 6:30pm, parents and students from the class of 2020 and 2021 are invited to an on-campus presentation by Compass founder Bruce Reed. Bruce will introduce the current landscape of college admission testing. See below for further details.

“When students and parents ask me for test prep options, I provide a list. When they ask for recommendations, I provide only one. The directors of Compass are honest, respected, and smart. They are more interested in teaching and guiding than in selling — a refreshing find in test preparation. ”

Jon Reider, Director of College CounselingSan Francisco University High School

“I continually look to Compass to provide the students and parents I work with the proper perspective on testing. As a college counselor who employs a student-centered process, I have found Compass to be well-informed, comprehensive, and engaging to my students' and comforting to their parents.”

Cesar Guerrero, Director of College CounselingStuart Hall High School

“I only trust Compass to speak to the sophisticated audience at my school about college admissions testing and preparation. Students feel much more at ease and families walk away with real insight into testing. ”

Krista Klein, Co-Director of College CounselingLick-Wilmerding High School

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Event Details

Navigating College Admission Tests

October 2nd, 2018 at 6:30pm

Hear the latest key insights on the following and more:

  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding PSAT scores and what they project
  • Test scores’ role and weight in college admissions
  • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • The relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep

Bruce’s slides will be available on this page after the presentation. You may also download The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing. This is a resource for students, parents, and counselors, with more than 80 pages of unbiased information on the SAT, PSAT, Subject Tests, and ACT. The print edition has reached over 100,000 families and is used by counseling offices at many of the top schools in the U.S.

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Bruce Reed

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Bruce is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on standardized testing research and higher education trends, and he is a frequently requested guest speaker on the topic of college admission testing. He gives insightful presentations at dozens of schools each year and at regional and national college counseling conferences.
In 2004, Bruce co-founded Compass Education Group, an in-home and online tutoring company that provides one-on-one test preparation for students from the most educationally demanding schools in California and around the world. Since then, he has remained an invaluable resource for timely and thoughtful testing-related information and guidance for families, counselors, and journalists.

Consultation & Practice Tests

Along with complimentary director consultations, students may contact our offices to request a space for a proctored practice SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test.

CONSULTATION

Compass Directors are leading experts in the field of admission testing. They will personally lead every aspect of your experience with Compass, including test recommendations, tutor selection, and ongoing oversight. Details of each student’s individualized preparation plan can be discussed after completion of a diagnostic test.

PROCTORED PRACTICE TESTS

We offer proctored practice exams every weekend at a variety of locations. The scores will be available within 2 business days and are a valuable planning tool for families, counselors, and Compass directors.

REGISTRATION

Please complete the form below to connect with Compass regarding your testing plans.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

EVALUATION
Efficient and successful test prep relies on accurate diagnoses. Our practice tests provide a detailed portrait of your testing strengths and weaknesses, allowing us to make recommendations and adjustments tailored to your personal needs.
RECOMMENDATION
After a thorough assessment of testing data, background, needs, and goals, we develop an individualized plan. Because we do not offer “packages” of lessons, we have the flexibility to craft personalized programs of study that take these nuances into account.
MATCH
We hold all our instructors to the same high standards, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Your schedule, your learning style, even your outside interests – we consider all these factors in selecting the best instructor for you.
SUPPORT
Once lessons begin, our instructors and directors work together to monitor your progress and make adjustments until you achieve your score goals. We are never on auto-pilot, and our continued oversight drives the success of our programs.

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