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Timberline Switches To Digital SAT

Everything you need to know about the digital SAT
Photo by: Rian
Students working in the Timberline library.

College Board, the privately owned non-profit and creators of the SAT and AP (Advanced Placement) programs, is switching PSATs and SATs to a completely digital form. Students taking the PSAT this fall are having it digital now so they can be prepared for the digital SAT this spring. Not only is the SAT digital, but there are options to take AP tests digitally right now though it is not yet enforced as the only option.  

¨The test is easier to take, shorter, has more time per question, and comes with a built-in calculator,¨ said College Board responding to how the test has been changed.

So how will this affect students? One of the changes is that the testing time is shorter. It is estimated to be around two hours instead of three. As for accessibility, if a student does not have a device to take the SAT the ¨College Board¨ will have requests open to borrow a device as they have done in the past. In addition, scores will be out much sooner than before they are estimated to be a few days rather than almost 2 weeks. It seems that there are not that many downsides to the digital SAT as it also helps relieve test fatigue. But why are they changing it?

 ¨Students are now doing more of their learning and testing digitally, and the SAT shouldn’t be the exception,” said College Board on standardizing their tests. 

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Rian Kavulich, Design/Tech Lead
Hello, my name is Rian! I am a senior, and this is my first year on the Timberline Paw Print. I am a reporter, and I plan on writing about events taking place in school. I enjoy reading; I am a big crime/thriller fan. I hope to go to college and major in English Literature. This year, I am excited to join a fun and creative team!
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