The Hotchkiss College Counseling Office and Compass Education Group are providing ACT and SAT practice test opportunities at no cost for all students in the class of 2025. The highly detailed reporting (see sample here) that you and the counseling office will receive is invaluable in helping each student craft their ideal testing plan.
In addition to the current ACT and SAT in their linear static form, students will have the option to try a practice test for the brand new Digital Adaptive P/SAT. This new test (learn all about it here) mimics the computer-based test — question type, content, timing, duration, and adaptive structure — so students will get an early feel for what’s to come in fall 2023 and beyond.
Many students will attempt all three tests in order to be thorough in their planning. We recommend prioritizing the digital P/SAT (the least familiar to students), then the linear ACT (a popular choice due to perceived stability in this transition year to a new SAT), and finally the linear SAT (least relevant to most students as it will be offered for the last time in December 2023).
DATE & TIME
- ACT, SAT, and Digital P/SAT tests are available for you to self-administer through our online testing platform anytime from May 18th through October 31st.
The registration deadline each week is Thursday. By Friday, we will send you a detailed confirmation email. The link to take the test will be included and you can take the test anytime during the open testing window.
Navigating College Admission Tests
A PRESENTATION FOR HOTCHKISS FAMILIES
DATE & TIME (passed)
Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm on Zoom
If you were unable to attend the live webinar, a recording has been posted below.
The presentation was hosted by the college counseling office and the information that was shared is educational and not a solicitation for the presenter’s services.
Agenda items included:
- How to respond to the flexibility afforded by test-optional policies
- Best way to approach the SAT vs ACT decision
- Understanding the new digital, adaptive PSAT and SAT
- Debunking the most pervasive myths about testing
- Finding the optimal timeline for your testing and test prep
- Scope of test prep and expectations for improvement
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Adam Ingersoll is the co-founder of Compass Education Group, a provider of test prep and academic tutoring for thousands of students annually around the world. Adam has worked in college admission testing and educational services since 1994 and he is recognized as a leading voice on standardized testing. He is a frequently booked speaker at schools and conferences, and he has provided training on test use and interpretation for university admission offices, including Caltech, Rochester, and USC.
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?