The digital SAT is an online version of the traditional SAT exam, which is a standardized test used by colleges and universities in the United States for admissions purposes. The digital SAT offers the same content and format as the paper-based SAT, but is administered on a computer.
When to take the digital SAT?
The digital SAT is available on select dates throughout the year. Students can register for the digital SAT online through the College Board website. It is recommended that students take the digital SAT in their junior year of high school, although some students may choose to take it earlier or later depending on their individual circumstances.
What is covered in the digital SAT?
The digital SAT covers a range of topics, including reading, writing, and math. The reading and writing sections test students' reading comprehension, writing and language skills, and analytical reasoning abilities. The math section tests students' math skills, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
How is the digital SAT scored?
1. The Easy Upper Limit
In the Math module, if a student misses more than 7 questions on the baseline math module and is therefore routed to the easier adaptive module, that student's final score appears to be capped at 650 or so. Even if a student answers all 22 questions correctly in the adaptive module (20 of which are operational, 2 experimental), the missed questions from the baseline will cap the score to 650.
2. The Hard Lower Limit
If a student correctly answers the minimum threshold of 15 questions on the baseline module to advance to the harder subsequent math module and then proceeds to miss every question in the second module, that student will attain a score of 460. So it seems the scoring minimum for a student advancing to the hard math module is roughly 460 (15 of 44 total items answered correctly), and the maximum score for a student advancing to the easier math module is approximately 650 (36 of 44 items answered correctly).
(Note: It is important to mention that this scale will likely be distinct for a particular practice test and is not to be generalized to subsequent tests, which will have their scales. The above test is taken to give a better understanding of the digital SAT scores.)
What is required for digital SAT?
To take the digital SAT, students will need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection, a web browser that supports the SAT testing platform, and a photo ID to verify their identity.
How long is the digital SAT?
The digital SAT takes approximately two hours and 14 minutes to complete. The reading and writing section takes 64 minutes (1st module - 32 minutes & 2nd module - 32 minutes), while the math section takes 70 minutes (1st module - 35 minutes & 2nd module - 35 minutes). There is also a 10-minute break provided during the testing session.