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Test Prep Classes

Live Online Test Prep Classes for St. Francis Students

SAT & ACT

Compass Education Group invites St. Francis 11th and 12th graders to participate in one of our comprehensive SAT or ACT prep classes. Classes are deliberately capped at 15 students and include 10 or 20 hours of small group instruction and 5 full-length practice tests.

St. Francis students will receive 10% off with promo code: GOLDENKNIGHTS10

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EXPLORE CLASSES

Classes Include:

  • 10 or 20 hours of live instruction
  • 5 practice tests with advanced, interactive score reports
  • Compass’ SAT or ACT coursebooks
  • Homework sets designed to reinforce in-class learning
  • Recordings of class sessions available to review whenever needed
  • Instructor-led study halls
  • Maximum class size: 15 students
  • The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing
  • Discounts on supplemental 1-on-1 tutoring (optional)

Interpreting Your PSAT or PSAT 8/9 Scores and What They Project

AN ON-CAMPUS PRESENTATION FOR ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL

DATE & TIME

Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm

LOCATION

Degheri Performing Arts Center at St. Francis

REGISTER

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Please register by Monday, December 4 to ensure your seat is reserved. Space is limited to three people per family.

DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning practical, usable information about standardized testing and college admissions?

In response to the pandemic, colleges have radically adjusted their admission testing policies. Hear from the counselors at St. Francis and Torsten Sannar, Managing Director of Compass Education Group, as they lead a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing and the outcomes and unpredicted “silver linings” of the test optional movement.

The presenters will share their observations of how students are using their newfound agency — if/when to test, if/when to submit scores — as they redefine their relationship with the ACT, P/SAT, and AP Exams.

Other topics include:

  • Understanding and contextualizing PSAT scores 
  • SAT or ACT: Making your best choice
  • Understanding the new digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT
  • The role and weight of ACT/SAT and AP Exam scores
  • Why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely
  • Debunking pervasive myths about testing and admission
  • Sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep
  • Best practices for exam selection (SAT or ACT), preparation, and calendaring

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 individual 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.

Practice Test Opportunities

Compass is proud to offer high-quality digital practice test opportunities at no cost for a limited time for families who attend a webinar hosted by their school. The accuracy of the tests and the depth of the reporting is exceptional.

Tests available include the new digital adaptive PSAT and SAT (learn more here), as well as a digital version of the ACT (linear and non-adaptive, see demo here).

ACCESS, REPORTING, AND FOLLOW-UP

  • To access the tests through your Compass account, please go to my.compassprep.com and enter your email address. You will receive an email to activate your account. Click the link in that email and follow the instructions.
  • Upon completion of the test, you will immediately be able to view a comprehensive analysis full of insights unique to our reporting platform, as well as access to view your entire test.
  • Schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a Compass Director to evaluate the results, have all your questions answered, and discuss a recommended plan for improvement. 
  • For alternative options including live proctoring where available, please see here.

Please note that your school may have arranged specific practice testing opportunities at a set time through Compass or another third party. We advise that you prioritize any such opportunities through your school first, keeping the above options available if needed.

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?