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Transitioning from SAT’s Official Practice to SAT’s Official Digital Preparation on Khan Academy

Thursday 18 April 2024, by hurtado claudio

Transitioning from SAT’s Official Practice to SAT’s Official Digital Preparation on Khan Academy

 

By Claudio Hurtado & TEAM gmatchile.cl SAT QUANT tutoring +56 945 517 215

The SAT is evolving to better meet the needs of students and educators in our digital age. This means that for students in the US, the final administration of the traditional paper-and-pencil SAT will be in December 2023, and all students will transition to the Digital SAT starting in 2024. This shift to digital will result in a shorter test duration (2 hours instead of 3 hours) and faster result delivery. Khan Academy continues its partnership with the College Board to support students in preparing for the digital SAT and is updating its SAT preparation experience accordingly.

How Will the Digital SAT Differ from the Paper-and-Pencil SAT?

In addition to being shorter with faster result delivery, here are some additional changes being made with the Digital SAT:

Mathematics on the Digital SAT:

Calculator Usage: Students are permitted to use a calculator throughout the math section. A graphing calculator is integrated into the digital testing experience for universal access.
Word Count in Questions: The average length of math problems has been reduced. Contextual questions remain a significant part of the test but are no longer as lengthy.


Reading and Writing on the Digital SAT:

Unified Reading and Writing Exam: While the paper-and-pencil SAT evaluated reading and writing in separate sections, the Digital SAT combines these subjects.
Shorter Passages (and More of Them): Instead of lengthy passages with multiple questions each, students taking the Digital SAT will encounter shorter passages, each with only one follow-up question.
New Types of Questions: With a greater number and variety of passages, the Digital SAT includes new question types with fresh prompts that require new strategies.
To learn more about the Digital SAT and how it’s administered, visit the College Board website.

What Changes Will Occur on Khan Academy?

Students will still be able to access Khan Academy’s official SAT preparation courses, developed in partnership with the College Board. However, our official SAT practice materials, which aided students in preparing for the paper-and-pencil exam, will be retired after the final administration of the traditional SAT in late 2023. The new official digital SAT preparation courses will fully replace our previous official SAT practice materials on December 31, 2023.

Students can still use Khan Academy to prepare for the new Digital SAT through our two official Digital SAT preparation courses (mathematics and reading and writing).

These courses enable students to:

Read articles, watch videos, and work on thousands of practice exercises for each skill assessed in the SAT.
Complete quizzes, unit exams, and course challenges to track progress and demonstrate mastery level in all skills.
Track both time spent on SAT preparation and mastery information for all different skills in each SAT digital course.
Teachers can also easily monitor their students’ work on the Digital SAT through their reports.

Without access to the previous official SAT preparation materials, students will no longer be able to take full practice exams for the Digital SAT on Khan Academy; instead, these will be available for free on the College Board’s Bluebook app. Additionally, linking College Board and Khan Academy accounts or importing existing scores from any previously taken SATs will no longer be possible. However, the College Board’s Bluebook app will provide students taking practice exams with a personalized link to review their answers and corresponding justifications and practice resources on Khan Academy.

What Will Happen to My Existing Practice Data Related to the SAT on Khan Academy Once College Board Transitions to the New Digital SAT in Late 2023?

Users will be able to access their practice data through the SAT Official Practice to prepare for the paper-and-pencil SAT until December 31, 2023. After that date, the previous SAT Official Practice and its data will not be available on Khan Academy. However, all practice and progress from the Digital SAT courses will remain available.

If you or your students use the SAT Official Practice this year to prepare for a 2023 SAT administration date, we recommend printing or taking screenshots of any practice data you wish to retain until 2024 (Khan Academy district partner administrators can also download this data). Between now and December 31, 2023, all users with SAT Official Practice data will receive periodic emails from Khan Academy reminding them of the upcoming changes and encouraging them to save any data they wish to keep.

How Can I Use Khan Academy to Prepare for the Digital SAT?

We encourage students seeking more resources to prepare for the Digital SAT to use both Khan Academy’s Official Preparation for the Digital SAT for skill practice and the College Board’s Bluebook app to take full practice exams.

For tips and tricks on preparing for the Digital SAT, please refer to this quick and helpful guide from College Board.

Thank you for being part of Khan Academy’s history and future! As always, if you need further assistance with using Khan Academy, please feel free to let us know by reaching out to our support team.

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