College Admissions and Testing Info Night with Adam Ingersoll

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of College Testing: A Special Presentation on Nov 10

November 10, 2015 at 7:00pm; Mira Costa Auditorium

Please join us for a presentation on college admission testing provided by nationally-recognized speaker Adam Ingersoll. The extensive overhaul of the PSAT and SAT debuting this year has far-reaching implications, both for public schools and for individual students. The college admission testing landscape is evolving rapidly; join us to learn how to navigate this intimidating terrain successfully. Topics of discussion include:

  • Old SAT, new SAT, or ACT: How do I choose?
  • What is behind the ACT’s surging popularity?
  • Why is the SAT scale reverting back to 1600 from 2400?
  • How do I interpret my PSAT scores on the new 1520 scale?
  • I hear the ACT is “easier/less tricky/more like school tests” – is this true?
  • Why are the ACT and SAT essays so much longer now? Are they required?
  • What is the Common Core’s role in all these changes? Will it affect me?
  • How are college admission officers responding to the changes?

This is an excellent learning opportunity for students, parents, teachers and counselors in grades 9-11.

Our speaker comes to us from a test prep company, Compass Education Group, but he will not be presenting his company’s services. All attendees will leave with a richer understanding of the college admission process and a framework for maximizing the student’s success on standardized tests. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of Compass’ College Admission Testing Guide, a 80 page resource with all the latest information and detail about this process. Visit http://www.compassprep.com/testing-events/ to learn more about the event, the speaker, the topics covered, and other schools and organizations who have benefited from this presentation.
Hope to see you there!

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