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What's in store for students in the new, digital SAT Test?

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

"If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity." - Eckhart Tolle

With the ever-changing educational landscape, students, parents, and educators will be gearing up for the latest changes College Board will be implementing to the SAT - the new digital SAT. This is set to launch internationally in March 2023, and March 2024 in the U.S. respectively.

What is different?

There are several layers of good news for students; firstly, it will be a surprisingly much shorter test, going from three hours to two. The reading and writing sections will be combined, with only one question from each reading passage. Secondly, calculators can be used for every question in the Math section, and the difficulty of the test will be adapted according to the student's responses. The test must be done on a computer in school or a testing center. Students will find that less time will be spent shading bubbles on the paper answer sheet, and the on-screen clock will be easily visible to test takers to help them keep track of time.

Who will be affected by the new digital SAT test?

If students adhere to the typical high school testing schedule, the new digital SAT test will only affect students who are freshmen (Class of 2025 ) or younger in the U.S. Internationally, students who are currently sophomores (2021/22 or class of 2024) or younger will be affected.

Click here to read more about the Digital SAT test on the College Board website.

Contact us if you need help mapping out your testing schedule.

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