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Put Down Your Pencils: The SAT Is Going Virtual

For starters, say good-bye on your No. 2 pencils. The brand new check might be administered totally by the use of pc or pill; scholars can both convey their very own software or have one provided.

It’s going to even be shorter, down to 2 hours from the present three-hour written check, that includes shorter studying passages spanning a broader vary of subjects and extra time to reply to each and every query.

A digital-only structure additionally method rankings might be returned in days as an alternative of weeks, and might minimize down on dishonest. Each check might be distinctive, so scholars who replica solutions are in for a impolite wonder.

“The electronic SAT might be more uncomplicated to take, more uncomplicated to provide, and extra related,” Priscilla Rodriguez, vice chairman of faculty readiness checks on the School Board, mentioned in a commentary saying the adjustments. “We’re now not merely hanging the present SAT on a electronic platform — we’re taking complete benefit of what handing over an review digitally makes imaginable.”

The School Board mentioned scholars and proctors who examined a electronic model of the SAT in November answered favorably, with 80% of scholars discovering it much less demanding than its written counterpart, and 100% of the educators endorsing the brand new structure.

The electronic adjustments will roll out across the world in 2023 and within the U.S. in 2024. Different exams administered via the School Board will observe a identical timeline. The PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9 might be delivered digitally in 2023, with the PSAT 10 following in 2024.

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