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.