Navigating College Admission Tests



Monday, December 6th, 6:00p.m. Pacific


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


The college counseling team will host Compass Education Group for a virtual presentation on college admission testing.  Please join other students and families for a timely, thoughtful, and pragmatic discussion that will span the following topics and more:

  • The evolving role of test scores in specific contexts
  • Making sense of the subtlety and variety of testing policies
  • Fresh admissions data from test score submitters and non-submitters
  • Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT
  • The diagnostic value of the PSAT and other practice tests
  • Optimal timing and smart approaches to test preparation and testing


Sue is a frequent guest speaker on the topic of college admission testing and gives presentations at several Bay Area schools each year. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Modern Culture and Media and now serves as the Director of Recruiting and Staff Development for Compass in Northern California. Before her role overseeing the hiring and training of Compass tutors, Sue worked with hundreds of Bay Area families as a Compass Program Director who provided customized guidance to families.

Proctored Practice Tests

We offer in-person and online live-proctored practice exams every weekend. We also offer computer-based (digital) practice ACT, PSAT, and SAT exams which can be scheduled on-demand. 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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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 do my test scores measure up at my target colleges?
  • How do I compare SAT and ACT scores? How do I choose the right test?
  • How have AP exams and scores recently changed?
  • How do PSAT scores predict SAT scores? How are they used for National Merit?
  • How do I go about applying for special testing accommodations?
  • How do I determine the most effective timeline for test preparation and testing?