On January 25th, The College Board announced that the SAT is going digital. The new test will roll out in 2024 in the U.S. and 2023 internationally, meaning that current 9th graders in the U.S. will be impacted. In addition to the move to a digital format, there are other changes that will come with the new SAT. Here are some of the important details:
- The SAT will be a two-hour test (formerly three hours).
- Scores will be returned in days, not weeks.
- Calculators are allowed on the entire Math section.
- Passages in the Reading section will be shorter, with only one question each.
What’s Stayed the Same
- Tests need to be taken at school or in a test center (not at home).
- Scored out of 1600.
- 80% of students surveyed said they found the digital SAT less stressful.
- Students can use their own laptop or tablet if they have one; if not, they can use a device issued by their school or the test center.
- The digital SAT has been designed so that students will not lose their work or time if they lose power or their internet connection during the exam.
For more information on the new SAT, visit SAT.org/digital.