Evolution of Test Questions: What's Changing on the Digital SAT

By Steven Darby - October 9, 2023

Evolution of Test Questions: What's Changing on the Digital SAT


As the SAT Suite of Assessments transitions to a digital format, it's natural to wonder how the test questions will evolve. In this blog, we'll delve into the changes you can expect in test questions on the Digital SAT and how they align with the skills and knowledge needed for success.


While the transition to the digital format brings changes in test content, the core focus remains on assessing the skills and knowledge that students acquire throughout their high school journey. Questions on the Digital SAT are designed to measure the same abilities that matter most for college and career readiness.


One notable change is the format of questions. In the Reading and Writing section, students will encounter shorter texts, each linked to a single question. This allows for a more direct assessment of reading comprehension skills. Similarly, math questions in context (word problems) will be more concise, honing in on the key concepts being tested.


This evolution in question format ensures that the Digital SAT remains relevant and effective in assessing students' abilities. As we delve further into this series, we'll explore the specifics of question changes, offering insights into how students can effectively prepare for the evolving nature of the test.

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