The Class of 2025 will begin the transition to digital assessments in the fall of 2023 with their PSAT exam that will be the same length as the Digital SAT. Starting in March of 2024, all SAT exams will be digital assessments with the shorter test format. The ACT has not announced any changes to their test length, format or speediness. A digital ACT is TBA.
Total time : 2h 14m
Reading & Writing - 64 minutes, 54 questions
Math - 70 minutes, 44 questions
Total score of 400-1600 based on 200-800 for each section. Students can super score between exams and the paper and digital format. Scores will be released within days of completion. Questions and full exams will not be released for later review, nor will the tally of correct/incorrect answers.
54 multiple choice questions paired with short passages broken into 2 modules with a slight pause between for a total of 64 minutes. The first module is non-adaptive but is the basis for your second module level of difficulty. This section features a built in highlighter and flagging tools as well as an "answer key" alerting you of questions, lines, and references to interpret and pay closer attention to.
54 questions, 33 multiple choice and 11 student-produced response intermixed that is split into 2 modules with a pause between for a total of 70 minutes. The first module is non-adaptive but is the basis for your second module level of difficulty.
Each section (R&W, Math) is split into 2 stages. The first stage is not adaptive, the second stage is adaptive and the test determines the level of difficulty based on stage 1 results. Stage 1 of both sections is different for each student. A break comes between the 2 sections.
The test will utilize Item Response Theory in grading, with harder level problems carrying more weight in scoring and skills assessment. Test Security: The entire exam is cached so a power or internet loss does not affect your exam, you can resume once the source is restored. Exam questions are varied to promote exam integrity and the exam app is locked-down so other applications cannot be opened while testing.
Bring your fully charged device to the testing site with pencil/pen. You will be provided scratch paper that will be collected. You will not receive a breakdown of your scores pertaining to correct/incorrect responses nor access to the questions post exam. You will receive scores within a few days via email and the CollegeBoard website. Exams can be superscored between the paper and digital test formats.