How the Digital SAT Is Structured
The Digital SAT is composed of two sections: Reading and Writing and Math. Students have 64 minutes to complete the Reading and Writing section and 70 minutes to complete the Math section for a total of 2 hours and 14 minutes.
Each section is divided into 2 equal length modules, and there is a 10-minute break between the Reading and Writing section and the Math section. The first module of each section contains a broad mix of easy, medium, and hard questions. Based on how students perform on the first module, the second module of questions will either be more difficult or less difficult.
Compared to the ACT, the SAT provides 68% more time per question:
||Time Allotted (minutes)
||Number of Questions/Tasks
|Reading and Writing
||64 (two 32-minute modules)
||70 (two 35-minute modules)
Most of the questions are multiple choice, though some of the math questions ask you to enter the answer rather than select it.
On all questions, there's no penalty for guessing: if you're not sure of the answer, it's better to guess than leave the response blank.
The Reading and Writing Section
The Reading and Writing section presents short reading passages (or passage pairs) followed by a single multiple-choice question. Questions on the Reading and Writing section represent one of four content domains—Craft and Structure, Information and Ideas, Standard English Conventions, and Expression of Ideas. To help you budget your time, questions that test similar skills and knowledge are grouped together and arranged from easiest to hardest.
The test is divided into 2 modules, each of which includes questions from all four different domains.
What the Reading and Writing Passages Are Like
The passages in the Reading and Writing section range from 25 to 150 words. Passages represent the subject areas of literature, history/social studies, the humanities, and science.
What the Reading and Writing Questions Are Like
The questions on the Reading and Writing section fall into four content domains:
- Craft and Structure: Measures the comprehension, vocabulary, analysis, synthesis, and reasoning skills and knowledge needed to understand and use high-utility words and phrases in context, evaluate texts rhetorically, and make connections between topically related texts.
- Information and Ideas: Measures comprehension, analysis, and reasoning skills and knowledge and the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, and integrate information and ideas from texts and informational graphics (tables, bar graphs, and line graphs).
- Standard English Conventions: Measures the ability to edit text to conform to core conventions of Standard English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.
- Expression of Ideas: Measures the ability to revise texts to improve the effectiveness of written expression and to meet specific rhetorical goals.
The Math section focuses on the areas of math that play the biggest role in college and career success:
- Problem-Solving and Data Analysis
- Advanced Math
- Geometry and Trigonometry
|Type of Math
||Number of Questions
|Problem-Solving and Data Analysis
|Geometry and Trigonometry
Fee of Exam: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/digital/international-testing/fees
Digital SAT Dates- March 11th,May 6th,June 3rd
Digital Test Security and Fairness
The test security and fairness policies are designed to give you a fair opportunity to demonstrate your college readiness and to prevent anyone from gaining an unfair advantage
When you register to take the SAT, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and will comply with these policies:
- You must present acceptable photo identification for admission to the test center. You're responsible for understanding and following the SAT ID Requirements.
- Allowing someone to impersonate you to take a College Board test or engaging in impersonation to take a test for someone else is strictly prohibited.
- Your scores and your registration information, including the photo you provided, will be made available to your high school. In the event of an investigation involving the validity of your test scores, your photo may be made available to institutions that you've sent your scores to. Any college that is granted access to your photo will first be required to certify that you're an admitted student.
- Sharing of test questions or answers is prohibited at any time. Never give questions or answers to anyone or discuss them by any means (email, text message, exchange via the internet, or any other form of communication).
- Aside from your personal testing device and certain administrative or accommodated used of phones, the use of phones and certain other electronic devices is prohibited in SAT test centers.
- If you exit the building before testing ends, your scores will be canceled.
- While you're taking the test, you shouldn't allow anyone to see test questions or your answers. You may not consult textbooks, other people, electronic devices, or any other resources during the test or during breaks.
- Calculators may not be shared and may be on your desk only during mathematics test sections.
If you fail to comply with these policies, you may be dismissed from the test center, and your scores may be withheld or canceled. If you're dismissed from the test center before you complete the test because of failure to comply with these policies, your test fees will not be refunded.
Legal action may be taken against test takers who violate applicable laws.
Students can test on Bluebook using Windows laptops or tablets, Mac laptops, iPads, or school-managed Chromebooks.
Your device must be able to connect to Wi-Fi.
Windows laptops/tablets must be running Windows 10 or later and have at least 250 MB of free space available.
Mac laptops must be running macOS 11.4 or later and have at least 150 MB of free space available.
iPads must be running iPadOS 13.4 or later and have at least 150 MB of free space available.
School-managed Chromebooks must be running Chrome OS 83 or later and have at least 150 MB of free space available. (Note: if your device is running Chrome OS 99, the operating system will need to be updated.) You cannot run Bluebook on a personal Chromebook.