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The SAT college entrance exam will be shorter and go digital, the College Board announced Tuesday.

The paper test currently takes around three hours, but the digital version will be reduced to around two hours with more time between questions, a press release said.

“The digital SAT will be easier to take, easier to give, and more relevant,” said Priscilla Rodriguez, vice president of college readiness assessments at the College Board.

The College Board, which administers the SAT, PSAT and other college entrance exams, announced a number of other changes to the test.

The digital exam will feature shorter reading passages with a question related to each. The passages “will also reflect a wider range of topics that represent the work students read in college,” the council wrote in its press release.

Students will also be allowed to use calculators on the entire math section and scores will be received in days, instead of weeks.

The board said it began experimenting with digital SAT exams in the United States and abroad in November. About 80% of students said they would prefer an online exam because it is less stressful. Educators also reported having had a positive experience with online-administered tests.

The test will still measure the knowledge and skills students acquired in high school and will still be scored on a scale of 1600.

Students, however, will not be able to take the exams at home. The tests will be administered in a school or at a test center in the presence of a proctor.

“We’re not just putting the current SAT on a digital platform — we’re taking full advantage of what providing a digital assessment makes possible,” Rodriguez said. “With input from educators and students, we are adapting to ensure we continue to meet their evolving needs.

The SAT will be delivered digitally internationally beginning in 2023 and in the United States in 2024

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