What's Different About Digital?

There are new roles, tools, and procedures for the digital tests to get familiar with, but many of the policies are the same as paper and pencil administrations.

  • Introducing Bluebook

    Students use Bluebook™ to take the test on Mac and Windows devices, iPads, and school-managed Chromebooks. They’ll need an internet connection to begin testing and at the end of the test to submit responses.
  • Preparing Your Technology

    Test coordinators will work with school or district technology staff to prepare the network and testing devices for test day.
  • A new requirement for digital testing is the help room. If technical issues happen on test day, staff will direct students to the technology monitor in the help room.
  • Introducing Test Day Toolkit

    Nearly all resources for testing staff are online. Testing staff use Test Day Toolkit, a web-based application, to administer the test. Test Day Toolkit makes it easier to administer the SAT Suite of Assessments without the need for paper materials.
  • Testing staff will need a mobile device, tablet, or laptop in order to access Test Day Toolkit.
  • Test Specifications

    The digital test has 2 sections—Reading and Writing, and Math—with a break in between. Each section has 2 timed modules and students are timed individually. You may have students starting, going on break, and finishing at different times, but within a few minutes of each other.
  • Calculators can now be used on all math questions. Bluebook has a built-in Desmos calculator or students can bring their own approved calculator.