Special Announcement from the College Board
The College Board will be transitioning the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT and all PSAT-related assessments) to a digital format over the course of 2023 and 2024. At a time when the vast majority of students (83%) are telling us that they want the opportunity to take the SAT and submit their scores to colleges and universities to strengthen their applications, we are extremely excited about these changes and the benefits they will bring to students and educators.
Here are the highlights:
- The SAT will be administered digitally at test centers outside of the US starting in March 2023 and at U.S. schools and test centers starting in Spring 2024. All PSAT-related assessments will be administered digitally starting late 2023.
- In this transition, we’re taking full advantage of what delivering an assessment digitally makes possible to make the SAT easier for students to take, easier for schools to administer, and more secure, including:
- Students will take the SAT Suite assessments on a personal or school-issued laptop or tablet which they will bring on test day. If students don't have a device, we'll provide one on test day.
- Students will be taking the digital SAT on a custom-built digital exam application that will be able to withstand intermittent disruptions to internet access.
- Each assessment in the SAT Suite will be shorter – about two hours instead of three.
- Students and educators will receive scores faster – in days, not weeks.
- The digital SAT will be more secure not only because paper-based shipping & handling will not be required. Each student will get a unique test form. This significantly reduces the risk of widespread cancellations and unfair advantages from sharing answers or advanced access to test content.
- Two additional administrations of the SAT will be added for test centers outside the US (June and November) thereby matching the number of weekend SAT administrations in the US.
- The digital SAT Suite will continue to be scored on a 1600 scale and measure the knowledge and skills that matter most for college and career readiness. We are expecting some changes to the format of the questions, including shorter reading passages which will allow for coverage of a wider range of topics.
You can find more information at sat.org/digital.
Please join us for a special webinar with international educators on February 3 at 8 a.m. ET/8 p.m. ET.