Students can take the digital SAT Suite tests on a wide range of devices, including their own laptops (Windows or MacOS), iPads, school-owned desktops and laptops, and schoolmanaged Chromebooks. Students will take the digital SAT Suite using a custom-built digital testing application that they’ll download in advance of test day.
Internet connectivity and battery life
Students will connect to the test center’s or school’s internet to start and complete testing. The exam application has been built to withstand internet outages. If the internet connection drops during testing, students will still be able to progress through the test with no disruption. If a student’s computer battery runs down, they can simply plug in, restart their device, and pick up where they left off—all their work will be saved, and they won’t lose testing time. Students will be responsible for bringing their device fully charged on test day, as there may be limited access to power outlets in their testing room.
Digital testing application
§ Mark for review: Students can flag and return to any question within a given test module they want to come back to later.
§ Testing timer: A clock counts down the time remaining in each module. Students can hide the timer, and they get an alert when 5 minutes remain in the module.
§ Calculator: A built-in graphing calculator is available on the entire Math section. (Students can also bring their own approved calculator.)
§ Reference sheet: On the Math section, students have access to a list of common formulas.
§ Annotation: Students can highlight any part of a question and leave themselves a note.