College Board has announced that the SAT will be digital from March 2023. Before you rush to book it, it’s worth noting that this does not mean that you’ll be able to take it from home. It means that you will be able to use your own computer, laptop or tablet at a registered test centre.
What else is changing?
- Students will sit the digital SAT on a laptop or tablet. This can be your personal device, otherwise College Board will provide you with a device.
- The digital SAT will be 2 hours instead of 3 ½ hours
- The content has slightly changed and will contain shorter reading passages and less complex maths questions.
- A calculator can now be used for the whole maths section.
- More SAT dates will be offered. You can now take it in March, May, June, August, October, November and December.
- Scores will be returned in days rather than weeks.
What is staying the same?
- The SAT will still need to be taken at an authorised test centre
- Students sitting the SAT will still need to have a good knowledge of English Grammar, high level of reading and a good maths ability.
- The SAT will still be scored out of 1600
- Paper will still be provided for the maths section
Click here to find a video on what to expect with the digital SAT.