The digital test is starting in Lebanon in March 2023. It is more secure than the old paper and pencil test paper. Currently, if one test edition is compromised, it may mean canceling scores for whole groups. Going digital allows The College Board to give every student a unique test form, so it would be theoretically impossible to share answers.
The digital SAT is adaptive, so it can measure core reading, writing, and math knowledge and skills much more efficiently, shortening the overall length of the test while also allowing you more time per question. The digital SAT is around two hours long instead of three for the old paper and pencil test. It includes two sections each with two modules (Reading and Writing, Math) with a break in between.
You’ll take the Digital SAT on a laptop or tablet, using a custom-built digital exam application (Bluebook™ ) that you’ll download in advance of test day. You can either use a personal device, a school-issued device, or you can request a loaned device when you register for the SAT. Students who need to borrow a device from College Board will have to register and request their device earlier than the registration deadline—at least 30 days before test day—to allow time for international shipping.
The digital SAT is being launched internationally first. Going digital will allow The College Board to offer two additional international SAT administrations, moving from five to seven administrations. For the current academic year 2022/3 three administrations are scheduled:
March 11, (last registration Feb 24)
May 6, (last registration Apr 21)
June 3, (last registration May 19)
Dates for the 2023–24 school year have not yet been finalized.
The SAT registration fee is $60, plus a $43 regional fee.
Test centers in Lebanon do not charge an additional test center fee for the digital SAT.
For further details of the digital SAT , go to http://hampshireacademy.edu.lb/sat/