The College Board, which administers the SAT, PSAT, and other standardized examinations, made the announcement of SAT being accessible in digital format in Jan this year. For international students, the Digital SAT or DSAT will commence its first test on March 11, 2023.
“The digital SAT will be easier to take, easier to give, and more relevant,” said Priscilla Rodriguez, vice president of College Readiness Assessments at College Board. “We’re not simply putting the current SAT on a digital platform—we’re taking full advantage of what delivering an assessment digitally makes possible. With input from educators and students, we are adapting to ensure we continue to meet their evolving needs.”
The next SAT exam, to be held on December 3, 2022, will be the last pen and paper-based SAT. From 2023, commencing in March, the SAT will be held in digital form.
The college board made significant changes to the SAT Tests in order to make them more succinct, relevant, and unique. The digital SAT Test will be shorter—roughly two hours as opposed to three hours for the current SAT—and will allow students more time per question.
Shorter reading passages with one question will be included in the digital SAT test, and the texts will cover a wider range of topics to match what students read in college. Throughout the Maths section, calculators will be permitted. Students and teachers will receive their grades in days, not weeks. Moreover, Digital SAT Test Suite score reports will also connect students to information and resources about local two-year colleges, workforce training programmes, and career opportunities, reflecting the variety of paths that students follow after high school.
You can visit the official website for College Board SAT or click here to register for the upcoming Digital SAT/ DSAT! The last date to register for March 11 DSAT exam is on Feb 24, 2023.
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