Windward Counseling Office and Compass Education Group have partnered to offer an at-home, computer-proctored, ACT practice test at no cost. This test matches the current paper/pencil, linear version of the test. The test results are invaluable in helping Windward College Counselors and Compass directors craft the ideal testing and tutoring plan for each student.
In addition to the current ACT in its linear static form, students will have the option to try a practice test for the brand new Digital Adaptive PSAT and SAT at home. 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.
The linear, paper/pencil SAT (not available for registration here) is the least relevant to most students as it will be offered for the last time in December 2023.
DATE & TIME
- At-home, Online Testing Center ACT (linear, mirrors paper/pencil version): Available anytime between November 27th and December 3rd
- At-home, Digital Adaptive PSAT and SAT: Available anytime between November 17th and December 17th
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 in your confirmation email and you can begin anytime during the open testing window.
PLEASE NOTE REGARDING ADAPTIVE TESTS: The formats of the Digital Adaptive PSAT and SAT are the same. If you have taken Compass’s Digital Adaptive PSAT, please sign up for the Digital Adaptive SAT. Or, vice-versa, if you have taken the Digital Adaptive SAT, please sign up for the Digital Adaptive PSAT.
Navigating College Admissions Tests
A PRESENTATION FOR WINDWARD SCHOOL FAMILIES
11TH GRADE FAMILIES
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 — 5:30 PM (PDT)
10TH GRADE FAMILIES
Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 — 9:00 AM (PDT)
Online: Please register in order to receive the Zoom link. All registrants will be sent a recording of the event.
This presentation is offered by the college counseling office. Attendance is highly recommended. The information that will be shared is educational and the event is not a solicitation for the presenter’s services. Please join other families for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike. Receive useful guidance on the following and more:
- 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
Jon began his test prep career in 2002. He holds a Master of Music degree from CSU, Los Angeles, where he was also a professor. Prior to joining Compass, Jon spent five years overseeing tutors for the Guardian Scholars Program at LA City College, supporting current and former foster youth.
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?