SAT is going Digital! Good or Bad?

The SAT exam is ditching paper and pencils to move online and will now be shorter, the College
Board revealed just a few weeks before.

What are the changes:

The upcoming changes, which will be rolled out in the US in 2024, will boost the exam’s relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission, according to the administrators.


Those taking the college entrance exam will be allowed to use their own laptops or tablets, but will still have to sit the test at a monitored testing site or school when the changes go into effect, the College Board said. The new online version will also shave an hour off the current exam time bringing the reading, writing and math assessment from three hours to roughly two. The digital SAT will be easier to take, easier to give, and more relevant. The exam will feature shorter reading passages with one question tied to each, and calculators will be allowed for the entire duration of the math section.

Is it good or bad?

As it said that any change is a challenge, we believe it will take a little while before students are
quite confident about the new format on computers compared to the current one. Having said that, as a consultant we suggest students to do this test this year ( spl if someone is in JC1-2/11 th /12 th grade) .So far the changes are concerned, certainly they are to make the overall assessment more transparent, convenient, faster & relevant.