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Get Ready for the Digital SAT

Notable Changes:

  • Shorter at 2 hrs 14 mins

  • Contains only 2 Sections

    • Reading & Writing​

    • Math

  • Is a computer adaptive test
  • Permits the use of a calculator on the entire Math section
  • Provides a short passage for each Reading and Writing question​

Upcoming Dates:

  • First Digital PSAT/NMSQT: October 2023

  • Last Paper SAT: December 2, 2023

  • First Digital SAT: March 9, 2024


Digital SAT Breakdown


Should My Student Take the SAT or ACT?

  • Timing: digital SAT is shorter and allows more time per question

  • Test modality: paper vs digital

    • digital test features: timer, online graphing calculator, highlighting and annotation, formula sheet, question skipping, and answer choice elimination

  • Passage Length

    • ACT - long Reading & Writing Passages​

    • SAT - short passages

  • SAT Math

    • Student produced responses​

    • Math formulas provided

  • ACT Science

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