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Digital SAT Launching Spring 2024

By: TxCAN   |   March 2022

Starting in the Spring of 2024, the SAT will be delivered digitally. Check out what you need to know and how you can prepare students for this transition.

The SAT is going digital. Starting in the Spring of 2024, students will begin taking the SAT in a digital format delivered through tablets or laptops. This shift in delivery is coupled with several other changes designed to make the SAT simpler, easier to navigate, and faster at generating results. Outlined below are key takeaways related to testing logistics, formatting, and resources.


The Digital SAT will require students to complete the assessment on either a tablet or laptop device. These devices are allowed to be the student’s personal device or a device provided by the school. If a student does not have access to a device, College Board will provide a device that can be used on testing day. The Digital SAT is also being designed to withstand a variety of technical issues, and testing will be able to continue even if the device loses internet connection or needs to be restarted after losing power. Similarly, a digital format allows students to each be given unique versions of the test to encourage testing security and integrity.


The digital nature of the SAT will not be the only change coming. The Digital SAT is being reformatted to encourage simplicity and allow for easier navigation. The most significant of these changes will be test length, which will be reduced from three hours to two hours in length. Students will also be allowed to use a calculator for the entire duration of the Math Section, and graphing calculators will be included in the testing app. The digital format will also have a timer feature, question tracker, and formula page easily accessible during testing.


A distinct advantage of delivering the SAT digitally lies in the quick turnaround of test scores. College Board has anticipated students will have access to their scores in a matter of days compared to weeks. Students will also be connected to “information of two-year colleges, careers, and workforce training programs” directly through the digital score report. Students can find resources to prepare for the SAT by going to the Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. Additionally, practice materials for the Digital SAT will be added to Khan Academy in Fall 2022.
We hope this post has shed some light on the changes presented by the Digital SAT. If you are interested in learning more, the links below will take you directly to the College Board’s website, where you can review the Digital SAT announcement, resources, and FAQ page.

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