The Digital SAT Suite of Assessments

Introducing new student- and educator-friendly changes.

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What to Expect

The SAT Suite of Assessments is adapting to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. Priscilla Rodriguez, Vice President of College Readiness Assessments, shares more about what’s changing.

Graphic shows the rollout of the digital SAT Suite of Assessments.

When Will Students Take the Digital Test?

We will make the transition to the digital SAT at international test centers in March of 2023 and at U.S. schools and test centers in spring of 2024.

Most students take the SAT for the first time in spring of their junior year of high school.

  • So students testing internationally in the class of 2024 will be the first to take the digital SAT.
  • In the U.S., students in the high school class of 2025 will be the first class to take the digital test.

All students will take the digital PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and PSAT/NMSQT starting in fall 2023.

What’s Staying the Same

While the digital SAT Suite will bring a number of student- and educator-friendly changes, many important features of the SAT Suite will stay the same.

Measures the Knowledge and Skills That Matter Most

The digital SAT Suite will continue to measure the knowledge and skills that students are learning in school and that matter most for college and career readiness.

Scores Will Remain on the 1600 Scale

The SAT will be scored on the same 1600 scale and educators and students can continue to track growth across the suite over time.

Take the SAT in School or a Test Center

The digital SAT will still be administered in a school or in a test center with a proctor present—not at home. 

Free Practice for Everyone

Students will still have free world-class practice resources on Khan Academy® and full-length practice tests on the digital testing application.

Connect Directly to Scholarship Opportunities

Students will continue to connect directly to scholarships.

Accommodations for Those Who Receive Them

We’ll continue to support all students on test day.

What’s Changing

We’re not just putting the current SAT on a digital platform—we’re taking full advantage of what it means to deliver an assessment digitally.

Take the SAT Suite on a Laptop or Tablet

Students can test on a personal device or a school-issued device. If students don't have a device, we'll provide one on test day.

Shorter Test Experience

The SAT will take about two hours instead of three and feature shorter reading passages with one question tied to each.

Faster Score Delivery

Students and educators will get the information they need to make key college decisions quicker.

Calculators Are Allowed on the Entire Math Section

A graphing calculator will be built into the testing app or students can bring their own.

Students Get More Relevant Information

Digital score reports will also connect students to information on two-year colleges, careers, and workforce training programs.

The Digital SAT Will Be More Secure and Flexible

Each student will see a unique version of the test—and schools, districts, and states will have more flexibility in when to test.

Hear from Students and Educators

It was really easy to work on the computer. The countdown timer was a great idea to let you know how to finish just in time. 

Naedjie, digital SAT pilot student, USA

A digital SAT test day is much faster. The highlight for me is at the end of the test day, no packaging of paper and tests, no forms to fill out and I didn’t have to spend another half hour at the test center just to make sure that things are done.  

Michelle, digital SAT pilot test center coordinator, China

The digital SAT was really efficient. I loved that I could go back to questions that I had flagged, since usually on paper I take extra time to find the questions I had missed.

Claudina, digital SAT pilot student, Mexico

I found the pacing to be less strenuous and time was less of an issue with the digital test than with the regular SAT which I appreciated.

Enoch, digital SAT pilot student, USA

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