Digital SAT Practice Tests – Free, Full-Length, and Adaptive

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Piqosity is publishing 12 Digital SAT practice tests, and these tests are currently available for free! Just like the real Digital SAT, Piqosity’s full-length Digital SAT tests are comprised of 54 Reading and Writing Questions and 54 Math questions.

  • No credit card or phone number required
  • Full-length and adaptive
  • Completely free through May 2024

The Digital SAT Reading and Writing test is divided into 2 modules. All students will take the mixed difficulty Reading and Writing module 1. Students who correctly answer 19 or more questions in module 1 will then go on to the harder Reading and Writing module 2b. Conversely, the majority of students will receive the easier Reading and Writing module 2a.

The Digital SAT Math test is also divided into two modules. All students will take the mixed difficulty Math module 1. Students who correctly answer 12 or more questions in Math module 1 will then go on to the harder Math module 2b. Conversely, the majority of students will receive the easier Math module 2a.

Our Digital SAT and Digital PSAT content is currently free while the course is under development. We are on a mission to be the world’s largest publisher of Digital SAT prep material by the spring of 2024:

  • 12 full-length Digital SAT practice tests
  • 2 Digital PSAT practice tests
  • 1 mini-diagnostic Digital SAT practice test
  • 450+ adaptive practice digital SAT questions
  • 50+ instructional lessons including 20+ hours of video
  • Step-by-step answer explanations for every question

Because the majority of SAT test preparation is spent brushing up on the tested concepts in math and English, our Digital SAT Advanced Plan will also include Intelligent Remediation and Piqosity Virtual Tutor to guide students through our accompanying math and ELA courses.

Piqosity Digital SAT Practice Test Publication Schedule

  • 9/25/23 – 1 Digital PSAT available for free
  • 2/1/24 – 3 Digital SATs available for free
  • 2/22/24 – 3 more Digital SATs added (6 total)
  • 3/21/24 – 2 more Digital SATs added (8 total)
  • 3/28/24 – 2 more Digital SATs added (10 total)
  • April – Final 2 Digital SATs aded (12 total)
  • April – 450 practice Digital SAT questions added outside of full-length tests
  • April – 1 more Digital PSAT added (2 total) plus 1 mini-diagnostic SAT Digital test

Please note that the Digital SAT practice tests are currently listed in a random order and purposely not labeled 1-12. This naming convention is temporary during the free access period to ensure that we collect answer data for all 12 tests and norm them for difficulty.

Digital SAT Structure

Digital SAT Infographic showing format, adaptive modules, question counts, and timing.

Click here to download a black and white, printable version of this SAT infographic.

The new, digital SAT is comprised of two sub-tests:

  • Reading and Writing – 64 minutes and 54 questions; 71 seconds per question
  • Math – 70 minutes and 44 questions; 95 seconds per question

Each test is subdivided into two modules of equal question count and timed length:

  • Module 1 – all students take this module
  • Module 2 – hard or easy module

Module 2 is “adaptive,” in that about 75% of students will get the easier version and the highest scoring 25% will get the harder version:

  • Reading and Writing 2b hard – accessible when you get about 70% of of Reading and Writing module 1 questions correct
  • Math Writing 2b hard – accessible when you get about 60% of Math module 1 questions correct

Students must reach Module 2b in order to achieve the highest score on the SAT. Failure to make it to the harder module 2b results in a maximum score of about 1100 out of 1600.

Digital SAT Tested Content

Reading and Writing Test

  • 27 passages per module
  • 25-150 words in length
  • 1 question per passage
  • 71 seconds per question
  • Wide range of genres including poetry

Tested reading and writing topics include:

  • Information & Ideas – Main Idea & Supporting Idea
  • Craft & Structure – Includes Vocabulary in Context
  • Expression of Ideas – Conciseness & Precision
  • Standard English Conventions – Grammar & Mechanics

Math Test

  • 22 questions per module
  • 95 seconds per question
  • 2/3 multiple choice
  • 1/3 type-in, free-response
  • Calculator always allowed

Tested math topics include:

  • Algebra (30%) – Pre-Algebra & Algebra I
  • Advanced Math (30%) – Up through Algebra II
  • Problem Solving & Data Analysis (15%)
  • Geometry & Trigonometry (15%)

Free Educator Tools

If you’re a teacher tasked with preparing your class for the new, Digital SAT, Piqosity offers LMS features that will let you quickly monitor the progress of all your students including their weakest areas and timing. There’s no charge to access Piqosity for educators. Click here to learn more.

Digital SAT FAQs

What is the difference between the ACT and the SAT?2024-01-18T17:07:29-06:00

The biggest differences between the digital SAT and the ACT are:

  • The SAT is purely computer-based whereas the ACT is offered both online and in paper
  • The SAT is over 1 hour and 100 questions shorter than the ACT
  • The SAT tested math is a lower-level, and there’s no science section compared to the ACT

These top three points seem like a clear win for the newly launched digital SAT. However, the digital SAT is so new (only launching in March 2024) that there are bound to be some pitfalls such as:

  1. You might prefer a paper test
  2. The extra time and questions on the ACT might give you more of an opportunity to do better
  3. You might simply prefer the way that ACT questions are structured

Our experience working with thousands of students over the last 20 years is that fewer than 5% of students will score significantly different on the SAT vs the ACT. We doubt this statistic will change with the digital SAT, so don’t fret if your school requires you to take one test over the other.

Both the digital SAT and the ACT test core concepts from Math, English, and Data Analysis. Even though the SAT doesn’t have a dedicated science test, it does have “quantitative evidence” questions which are not too dissimilar. They are both peer-normed tests (you’re scored in comparison to your classmates).

Top colleges like Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford could not care less which test you take (so long as you do well); both the ACT are nearly universally accepted at US colleges. The ACT and SAT go back and forth between which exam is technically more popular when counted by completed tests; depending on the year, the ACT and the SAT each test between 1.7 and 2.2 million college-bound seniors.

Click here to read more.

When do you take the SAT?2024-01-23T11:45:44-06:00

Most college-bound high schoolers will take the SAT in the spring of their junior year. Doing so gives students more opportunities to retake the exam and improve their score, if desired. Visit College Board site for updates regarding dates and deadlines for the SAT.

The digital SAT is typically offered seven times a year, and students can take it often as they want:

  • Late August
  • Early October
  • Early November
  • Early December
  • Early March
  • Early May
  • Early June

Normal registration closes approximately 4 weeks before the test date.

Learn more about this year’s SAT Test Dates here.

How many times can you take the SAT?2024-01-18T17:12:09-06:00

You can retake the SAT as many times as you want; colleges will usually only look at your highest score, and most high achieving students will take the SAT at least twice. However, we strongly encourage you to take your final SAT exam at least 6 weeks before your college application deadlines.

Keep in mind that early decision deadlines are typically November 1st and 15th, and standard deadlines generally begin in January. This means that if you are a senior applying for early decision, your last chance to take the SAT is the October administration date of your senior year; for standard deadlines, your last chance is the December administration date.  

The digital SAT is typically offered seven times a year:

  • Late August
  • Early October
  • Early November
  • Early December
  • Early March
  • Early May
  • Early June

Normal registration closes approximately 4 weeks before the test date.

What is a good SAT score?2024-01-18T17:19:51-06:00

A good digital SAT score for most students is a 1200 or higher, while a 1400 or higher is the minimum good score to apply to a selective college.

  • A 1200 means your score is better than about 75% of your classmates, which is good for mildly competitive colleges
  • A 1400 means your score is better than about 90% of your classmates, which is the minimum for a selective college

What is an average SAT score?
The average SAT score changes every year. According to the 2021 College Board report, the average SAT score for the class of 2023 was 1028. Keep in mind that the digital SAT scores could be slightly different but probably not significantly since the scoring methodology is unchanged. 

What is a perfect SAT score?
A perfect score on the SAT is a 1600. This would require a perfect 800 on both the Math and Reading/Writing sections, which are scored on a scale of 200 to 800.

Learn more about this issue with our in-depth article exploring What is a Good Score on the SAT?

How long is the Digital SAT?2024-01-18T17:26:17-06:00

The digital SAT is comprised of 98 questions and lasts 2 hours and 14 minutes under standard timing. 

How many questions are on the SAT?
The 98 questions on the digital SAT are divided between 4 modules—2 each in Reading and Writing test and 2 each in Math test. The number of questions and time allotted is the same between both of the modules in each test. However, the content in the second, adaptive module may be harder or easier depending on how you scored in the first module. 

  1. Reading and Writing Module 1 – 27 questions and 32 minutes
  2. Reading and Writing Adaptive Module 2 – 27 questions and 32 minutes
  3. Math Module 1 – 22 questions and 35 minutes
  4. Math Adaptive Module 2 – 22 questions and 35 minutes
What is the difference between the digital SAT and the paper SAT test?2024-01-18T17:34:11-06:00

Students can no longer take the paper SAT, as it is being completely replaced by the new, digital version in March 2024. The digital SAT is shorter, adaptive, and involves less reading:

  • The digital SAT is only offered on the computer
  • The digital SAT is 82 minutes and 56 questions shorter than the paper SAT
  • The digital SAT contains 2 standard modules and 2 adaptive modules which can be harder or easier

How does the adaptive module look?

All students work the first module of each test, but the second module is either hard or easy depending on how well they scored on the first module. Students need to answer about 65% of the first module correctly to get to the harder module. Failure to make it to the harder module will cap a student’s potential score to about 550/800.

What is adaptive about the Digital SAT?2024-01-23T11:54:29-06:00

The biggest news about the Digital SAT is that it’s about 30% shorter in both time and questions versus the old, paper SAT. This reduction in size is supposedly enabled by its “adaptive” testing modules.

The Digital SAT is still composed of two sub-tests: Reading & Writing and Mathematics. However, each of these tests is further divided into two modules. All students work the first module. The majority of students then move to module 2a, while the more advanced students will work module 2b. Students will need to answer about 2/3 of module 1 correctly in order to move on to the harder module 2b.

In order to earn a score higher than 1100/1600, students must make it to the hard modules in both the Reading & Writing and Math tests.

Learn more about the differences between the easy and difficulty SAT modules. 

How long do you need to study for the SAT?2024-01-23T12:03:05-06:00

Piqosity’s research shows that an average student can expect about a 40 point improvement in SAT score for every 7 hours of quality studying. However, how much you will need to study will ultimately depend on:

  1. What SAT score do you need/want?
  2. What is your current SAT Score after taking a diagnostic test?
  3. What is the gap between your current and desired score?

Additionally the big caveat to this time estimate is the word “quality.” You cannot spend those 7 hours mindlessly watching how-to videos. You must be working through practice tests, learning from your mistakes, and re-learning any basic concepts you’ve forgotten from your math and English classes.

After preparing for the SAT with Piqosity, you’ll see that there’s nothing “mysterious” about this very, standard test. You just need to put in the time and effort to ensure you’re strong in basic skills—like how to identify the main idea of a paragraph or manipulate fractions.

Why is Piqosity’s Digital SAT Course Free?2024-03-09T12:03:38-06:00

Piqosity’s new Digital SAT course is currently free through May 31, 2024. We are confident in the quality of our content but not all of it is available. Therefore, access is free because this course is still in development:

  1. Not all 12 full-length tests are available. While we intend to offer 12 digital SAT practice tests plus 2 PSAT tests, we are rolling them out sequentially between February and March, 2024.
  2. Instructional lessons are not yet uploaded. Our content team is in the process of adapting paper SAT lessons plus writing entirely new lessons and videos. These how-to guides will be uploaded beginning in March.
  3. The questions are not normed. Piqosity is unique among e-learning platforms in that every question on our platform is continuously peer-normed for difficulty. However, given the newness of the DSAT content, we don’t yet have that data. For this reason, you’ll also notice that our full-length tests are not currently numbered 1-12. Instead they have unique names like “Baker” or “Sid Rich” so that we can shuffle the order around in order to encourage more usage of certain tests during the free, development period.
How can we trust Piqosity’s ISEE, ACT, and SAT test prep content?2024-03-21T10:01:27-05:00

Our preparation material for standardized tests like the ISEE, ACT, and SAT go through a rigorous research, writing, and editing process:

  1. We analyze the test specifications released from the publishers like College Board and ACT.
  2. We analyze the previously released official practice tests.
  3. We write our practice tests based off this analysis while citing official practice test questions.
  4. We edit each question and test for facsimile to the official tests, difficulty, and completeness.
  5. We peer norm each question with actual students.
  6. And because 10,000 sets of eyes are still better than our 10 sets, we continuously make improvements from your feedback.

Our brilliant writers scored in the top 1% on these tests, and our Houston-based team of editor/educators has more than 20 years of experience in K12 education. We won’t let you down!

By |2024-03-21T10:32:57-05:00March 9th, 2024|SAT Test Prep, ZPQA ACT, ZPQA Org Admin, ZPQA SAT, ZPQA Teacher|

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About the Author:

Shelby Joe 周 is the Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 20 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.

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