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Navigating College Admission Tests



Wednesday, January 31st, 6:30pm CT

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




Interested in learning usable information about standardized testing and college admissions? The Classes of 2025 and 2026 are experiencing the biggest change to the SAT in a century with the digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT. Hear from the experts at Compass Education Group as they lead a pragmatic discussion of how to navigate this change.  Presentation topics will include:

– The adaptive design of the Digital PSAT & SAT

– Insight into how colleges are reacting to the Digital SAT

– The value of the Digital PSAT for diagnostic and National Merit purposes

– Fresh admissions data from test score submitters and non-submitters

– The evolving role of AP grades and exam scores

– Making an informed choice between the ACT and SAT

– How to build a successful prep timeline


Langston McKinzie, Program Director (he/him)


Langston graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Education in Education Policy and Organizational Leadership.  He began at Compass working 1-on-1 with students as a tutor before joining the full-time team as a director.  Now, Langston draws on years of academic leadership and testing expertise to guide hundreds of families from dozens of Midwestern schools through the college admissions testing landscape.  


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?