Published: April 25, 2023
The College Board has begun the transition to a digital SAT and PSAT for U.S. and International students.
Dates To Know:
- Spring 2023: U.S. students take a paper-and-pencil SAT, International students take a digital SAT
- Fall 2023: All students take a digital PSAT, U.S. students take a paper-and-pencil SAT, International students take a digital SAT
- Spring 2024: All U.S. and International students take a digital PSAT and SAT
Important Changes and Digital SAT FAQs:
- Shortened test: The digital SAT will take 2 hours instead of 3 hours.
- Adaptive testing format: Allows the digital SAT to measure the same skills as the current SAT more efficiently (in less time). Each section is split into two modules. How you perform on module 1 determines the difficulty of module 2 and is a critical determinant of your final score. The digital test allows students to toggle back-and-forth within a module but not between modules.
- Calculators allowed: The digital SAT will allow students to use a calculator throughout the entire math section.
- Shorter reading passages: The digital SAT will feature shorter reading passages which will be faster to read and analyze with just one question tied to each passage.
Faster score delivery: Students will receive score reports within days (not weeks).