On November 13th at 6pm parents and students attended an on-campus presentation by Compass founder Bruce Reed who introduced the current landscape of college admission testing. See below for further details and downloadable slides.
“Compass' ability to marry clarity and depth of knowledge is a significant asset to the Urban School. Each time Compass presents, I walk away reassured that our students and parents are getting honest, well-researched information about college admission testing. This assurance is confirmed by the waves of appreciative emails I receive from families”Lauren Gersick, Associate Director of College CounselingThe Urban School of San Francisco
“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
“We enjoyed Compass' presentation and found it comforting to realize that their recommendations and information were so in tune with Presentation's philosophy on standardized testing. Compass eased the fears of our parents rather than exacerbating them, a definite must for families entering the college process.”MaryLynne Rodriguez, College CounselorPresentation High School
Standardized Testing Night
November 13, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
Broadway Campus/Little Theatre
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
You may also download The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing, which will be available in hard copy at the presentation. 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.
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.
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.
Please complete the form below to connect with Compass regarding your testing plans.