The Transition to the Digital SAT: Why Now?

By Steven Darby - December 11, 2023

The decision to transition to the Digital SAT is not just a random change—it's a response to the evolving educational landscape. In this blog, we'll explore the reasons behind the transition to the Digital SAT and why this change is happening now.


The Digital SAT isn't simply a replication of the traditional paper and pencil format on a digital platform. It represents a shift towards aligning standardized testing with the modern learning and testing experiences that students encounter throughout their education. As technology becomes integral to the way students learn and interact with information, the Digital SAT ensures that students are well-prepared for the digital-driven world they will face in higher education and beyond.


The COVID-19 pandemic also played a role in accelerating this transition. With a significant portion of education moving online, the need for digital testing experiences became more apparent. The Digital SAT offers a solution that aligns with the changing educational landscape and provides a smoother and more flexible testing experience for students.


Additionally, the transition to the Digital SAT offers increased flexibility in test administration. This is particularly important for states, districts, and schools that offer the SAT to all their students as part of SAT School Day. The digital format allows for greater flexibility in scheduling and administering the test, contributing to access and equity in education.


As we delve further into the Digital SAT series, we'll continue to explore the various factors and considerations that led to this pivotal transition in standardized testing. DTC 720-737-9221

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