From March 2023, the College Board will be transitioning the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT and all PSAT assessments) to digital format for all the international centers (outside the United States).
To begin with, we are not astonished by this statement; it is a well-anticipated adjustment. For long years, the College Board and ACT Inc. have been looking towards moving their college admission tests to digital and computer-based formats. The COVID pandemic, the shift to online learning, and the rise in the number of institutions adopting test-optional admission rules have all hastened efforts to make these changes.
Here are the highlights:
1. Starting in March 2023, the SAT will be administered digitally at test centers outside of the United States, and in Spring 2024, at schools and test centers in the United States. Beginning in late 2023, all PSAT-related tests will be delivered digitally.
2. The digital SAT will still be given in a school or a testing center with a proctor present, NOT AT HOME.
3. In order to make the SAT easier for students to take, easier for schools/test centers to administer, and more secure, College Board has promised to take full advantage of what giving an assessment digitally allows for, including:
As a result, starting in 2023, India will have seven SAT administrations: March, May, June, August, October, November, and December.
4. The digital SAT Suite will continue to use a 1600-point scale to assess the knowledge and skills that are most important for college and job readiness. The format of the questions are also changing, with shorter reading passages and graphing calculator allowed for all math problems. Graphing calculator is either incorporated into the application or students can bring their own calculator.
We’ve been there with materials to help kids score their best on the SAT through all of the changes it’s gone through in the past, from content adjustments to length, format, and scoring. When the digital SAT goes live, we’ll be there for students, bringing our extensive experience with computer-based assessments.
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