Digital SAT Reading and Writing

Digital SAT MAth and English  – full syllabus practice tests

The Reading and Writing section of the digital SAT

  • Information and Ideas
  • Craft and Structure
  • Expression of Ideas
  • Standard English Conventions

Digital SAT English  Reading and Writing

Importance of Digital SAT
  • Most colleges of USA and Canada including those that are test optional—accept SAT scores, to shows off your qualifications to colleges and helps you stand out.
  • Together with high school grades, the SAT can show your potential to succeed in college or career.
  • Since March 2024 and beyond, All US and international SAT exams are administered in the new digital format. 
  • The  Digital SAT is administered on a digital device (laptop or tablet) through an application called Bluebook.
  • Both sections of the digital SAT are divided into two modules: Module 1 and Module 2. You need to complete Module 1 before you can move on to Module 2 on both exam sections. 
  • You won’t be able to skip back and forth between modules during the exam.
  • Your performance on Module 1 on both SAT Reading and Writing and SAT Math is used to generate the questions you receive in Module 2. Every test taker’s exam will be different. 
  • Students have access to a digital countdown clock, a way to flag exam questions and come back to them, a built-in graphing calculator, and a digital reference sheet for SAT Math. Also, students may use the graphing calculator for the entire Math section. 
New Digital SAT v/s Old SAT


  • Measuring the knowledge and skills that matter most for college and career.
  • Scoring the test on a 1600-point scale.
  • Test in schools or test centers with a proctor present, not at home. Test centers will continue to be open to all students, not just those enrolled in that school.


  • Digital SAT on a laptop or tablet
  • Shorter test, about 2 hours instead of 3
  • Shorter reading passages instead of a few long texts.
  • Allowed to use your calculator on the entire Math section
Digital SAT Reading and Writing test

The Reading and Writing section of the digital SAT is designed to test students on reading comprehension, rhetoric, and language use by having them engage with academic and literary texts. Skills on the Reading and Writing test can be split into the following four categories:

  • Information and Ideas: Use, locate, interpret, and evaluate information from various texts and infographics.
  • Craft and Structure: Determine the meaning of high-utility academic words and phrases in context, evaluate texts rhetorically, and make supportable connections between multiple related texts.
  • Expression of Ideas: Use revision skills and knowledge to improve the effectiveness of written expression to accomplish specified rhetorical goals.
  • Standard English Conventions: Use editing skills and knowledge to make texts conform to core conventions of Standard English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

Reading & Writing passages are no longer than 150 words. Each passage has just one question accompanying it.

Changes in Digital SAT Reading and Writing test
The SAT Reading and Writing test has seen substantial changes in the transition to digital. Changes include:
  • One test for Reading and Writing: While the pencil-and-paper SAT tested Reading and Writing in separate test sections, the digital SAT combines these topics.
  • Shorter passages (and more of them): Instead of reading long passages and answering multiple questions on each passage, students taking the digital SAT will encounter shorter passages, each with just one follow-up question.
  • New question types: With its greater number and variety of passages, the digital SAT includes new types of questions, with new prompts requiring new strategies
Changes in Digital SAT Maths
The digital SAT has key improvements from the previous paper and pencil version, including:
  • A shorter test, lasting just over 2 hours compared to 3 hours for the paper and pencil test.
  • Calculators are allowed on the entire Math section, including the option to use the built-in graphing calculator. 
  • A unique version of the test for every student, making it practically impossible to share answers and ensuring a fair testing environment.
  • Measuring the knowledge and skills students are learning in high school and that matter most for college and career readiness.
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