The Digital SAT consists of two parts: reading and writing and arithmetic. Each section is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, and the entire exam is scored on a scale of 400 to 1600, with 1600 being the highest score. On the paper version of the SAT, the area corresponding to the reading and writing section is called Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Data. Digital SAT scores are essentially the same as manual SAT scores. The results of both tests are provided electronically. After taking the test, students can view their scores on each test online through their College Board account. The results of both tests are available approximately two weeks after the test date.
How do Digital SAT Scores work?
Digital SAT scores come from two sections: reading and writing and math. Each section is scored on a scale of 200 to 800, and these section scores are added together to give a total score of 400 to 1,600. In addition to overall and section scores, the SAT Digital Report The SAT provides data on how well you did in four content areas: reading, writing, and math. These ranges are useful for determining which areas to focus on when retaking the digital SAT. Digital results are usually available approximately two weeks after the test date. This is because it takes time to grade the test and process the results. In some cases, results may be available sooner, but this is not always the case. If the results are not available within two weeks, it is best to contact the College Board and inquire about the status of the results. It is important to note that results will not be published until they have been fully processed and verified. When you sign up for the digital SAT, you can choose up to four institutions (not just colleges, but also other organizations, such as scholarship funds). After you receive your scores, you can submit additional scores by logging into your SAT.org account, going to the results as described above, and selecting Submit SAT Scores to Colleges.
The transition of SAT from paper to digital SAT
In January 2022, the College Board announced that the SAT would switch from a paper-based format to a digital (computer-based) format. International (non-US) testing centers began using the digital format on March 11, 2023. The December 2023 SAT was the last paper-based SAT. In the United States, the transition to digital is planned for March 9, 2024. The digital SAT takes about an hour less to complete than the paper test (two hours versus three). The exam will still take place in an official exam center, but students will use their testing device (laptop or tablet). If the student cannot bring his device with him, he can request one from the College Council. The College Board Bluebook app must be successfully installed on the tested device before taking the test. The new test is adaptive, i.e. students receive two modules per section (reading/writing and mathematics), and the second module is assigned to the presented level based on the results of the first module. In the reading and writing section, the questions have a shorter section for each question. In the math sections, the words "problems" will be more concise. Students are given a ten-minute break after the first two English modules and before the two math modules. The test software has a built-in timer that starts automatically when the student has completed the second English module. The new test also includes new tools such as a question mark, a timer, and a built-in graphing calculator.