The College Board recently announced the SAT will shift from a traditional paper-and-pencil test to a digital exam in 2024. In addition to moving to a digital format, the 2024 SAT will undergo several format changes. In addition to moving to a digital format, the 2024 SAT will undergo several format changes, including a shorter exam length, adaptive test questions and easier reading passages.
The SAT changing its format is nothing new and happens almost every decade. The last significant redesign of the SAT was in 2016 when the exam went from its 2400-point format back to 1600 points. However, the 2024 SAT redesign may be its most significant change.
To gain a better understanding of what these changes could look like, Moon Prep spoke with Shaan Patel, MD, MBA, the founder and CEO of Prep Expert SAT & ACT Preparation and winner of a Shark Tank deal with billionaire Mark Cuban. Here are his insights why the College Board is making the dramatic shift in the format of the SAT.
Digital Tests Are Cheaper To Administer
At the end of the day, the College Board is a business, and businesses need to generate profit. Recently, the College Board has been generating significantly less revenue given that fewer students are taking the SAT compared to years past because of the shift to test-optional college admissions.
To read more about why the College Board is making the dramatic shift in the format of the SAT and what changes could look like, check our latest article on Forbes.