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What are the internet requirements I can share with my technology coordinator to help us prepare for digital testing?

Based on recent pilot administrations of the digital SAT, you can share the following recommendations with your technology coordinator to prepare for digital testing at your test center:

Network bandwidth

Plan for 100-200 Kbps for each student taking the exam at the same time over the same network. To determine your network speed, please run a test at collegeboard.speedtestcustom.com.

Wireless Access Points

Make sure there’s adequate coverage and range for the wireless access point configuration throughout the test center being used for digital testing.

Testing Device: 802.11g
Ratio of Devices to 802.11g WAP: 20
Ratio of Devices to 802.11n WAP: 40

Testing Device: 802.11n
Ratio of Devices to 802.11g WAP: 20
Ratio of Devices to 802.11n WAP: 40

Testing Device: Mix of 802.11g and 802.11n
Ratio of Devices to 802.11g WAP: 20
Ratio of Devices to 802.11n WAP: 50

Ports and Protocols

See the ports and protocols used by the digital testing application below. Ensure that all necessary content filters, firewalls, and proxy servers are open.

Port/Protocol: 443/TCP
Purpose: HTTPS (secure connection)

URLs for Testing

To ensure successful transmission of student responses, we strongly encourage test centers to add this URL to allow internet traffic to and from College Board and set it at the root level using a wildcard.

*.collegeboard.org

 

This information is meant for planning purposes. We’ll provide final requirements in the coming months.

 

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