SAT test plans to go digital


Lexie Bordenkecher, editor

In the digital age we currently live in, you would think that the most important test you take in high school would follow suit. However, that has not been the case until now.

The New York Times recently reported that the SAT will go virtual by 2024. While this may make it easier for test proctors and organizers, it could also have its challenges.

Like any other online assignment that relies , it could go terribly wrong. If the internet happens to go out or someone’s computer dies in the middle of their test, what happens? Are their answers just wiped away? These are questions that will need to be evaluated before any more progress can be made. 

There are also questions about the importance of the test nowadays anyways. More and more schools are becoming what they call “test optional”. This means that they will not require SAT/ACT scores for admissions, but you can submit your scores if you’d like.

Many students choose to just not take the test at all if their desired college doesn’t require it. And why would they? If you don’t have to stay up all night stressing out about a test that isn’t even required, why would you do that? 

This change in format is probably long overdue, but time will tell how efficient it will be.