Class of 2024 – The digital SAT won’t be here until March of your Senior year, well after your testing process is complete.
Prepare for years of complaining about how you were in the last HS class to take a 3+ hour SAT using pencil and paper. You can even say you had to walk uphill both ways to get to the test.
Class of 2025 – You’re the most affected by the switch. In the fall of Junior year, you will be part of the first class to take the digital version of the PSAT.
The digital SAT will be significantly shorter than both the current SAT & ACT. The new test clocks in at just over two hours; current versions of the SAT & ACT are both 3+ hours.
Students can use their own personal devices – laptops or tablets – or can request to borrow one from the College Board.
The technology platform will take some getting used to. The annotation system isn’t as intuitive as we’d like, and it can be annoying to cross out answers.
Vocab is back! The practice tests all start with vocabulary questions that resemble the sentence completions from the old 2400 version of the SAT.
The scoring system will continue to use a 1600 point scale – 800 points for Evidence Based Reading, 800 points for math – & colleges have indicated that they will continue to accept the digital scores.