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The SAT is now a fully digital exam, and Academic Approach is here to help students navigate this new format. Our team of experienced educators is well-versed in the digital SAT and can provide students with the tools, strategies, and practice they need to feel confident and prepared on test day. 

SAT Overview

The SAT is a widely recognized college admissions exam that measures a student’s readiness for higher education. This standardized test assesses a student’s skills and knowledge in three key areas: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. The SAT is now administered digitally, providing a more streamlined, secure, and personalized testing experience for students.

As students navigate the college admissions process, preparing for the digital SAT can be a critical component of their journey. Academic Approach is here to support students every step of the way. Our team of experienced educators is well-versed in the digital SAT and can provide students with the tools, strategies, and practice they need to feel confident and prepared on test day. Whether your student is just starting their SAT journey or needs a final push to reach their target score, we offer a range of programs tailored to meet their unique needs and goals. With our guidance and support, students can master the digital SAT and take a significant step towards achieving their college admissions aspirations.

Reading and Writing

The newly-combined Reading and Writing section is made up of two modules. Each module features 27 multiple-choice Reading and Writing questions (each with their own passage) that test students’ ability to determine words in context, utilize textual evidence, make inferences, and abide by the conventions of Standard English and grammar.


The Math section is made up of two modules. Each module features 22 multiple-choice and student-produced response Math questions that test students’ understanding of algebra, problem-solving, data analysis, and advanced math topics. Students are allowed to use calculators throughout both Math modules. 


The digital SAT and ACT differ in structure and scoring, in addition to testing format. The digital SAT is comprised of two sections (Reading and Writing and Math), each divided into two modules. In contrast, the ACT includes four mandatory sections (English, Math, Reading, and Science) and an optional Writing test. SAT scores (200-800 per section) are combined for a total (400-1600), while ACT scores (1-36 per section) are averaged.

Seems like it could be a straightforward choice, doesn’t it? Not quite!

The digital SAT vs. ACT decision is different for each student. Let our skilled consultants help you navigate all the factors. Together, we’ll help you make the choice that will most benefit your student.


What does it mean that the digital SAT will is adaptive?

The SAT suite utilizes a multistage adaptive testing model, which is vastly different from the linear testing model used before. In this new model, each section (Reading and Writing; Math) is divided into two separate modules (Module 1; Module 2). Within a section, Module 1 and Module 2 has the same timing and number of questions.

What about the PSAT/NMSQT*, PSAT 10, or PSAT 8/9?

*the PSAT 10 is called the PSAT/NMSQT when taken during the fall of the student’s junior year to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program

Academic Approach's Digital SAT Tutoring Approach

We know what it takes for a student to succeed on the digital SAT. We also know the importance of customized learning. 

It's why we've designed our digital SAT tutoring programs to 
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Beyond the Test

With Academic Approach, students aren’t just preparing for a test; they are building the skills necessary for academic success and beyond.

Empowering Students, Enriching Lives

Academic Approach students don’t just improve their scores; they gain confidence, build resilience, and foster a growth mindset.

Data-Driven Results

We leverage data from diagnostic tests to create a study plan specifically tailored to students’ unique learning needs.

Starting Your Journey with Academic Approach

Initiating your SAT preparation journey with Academic Approach is straightforward. The process kicks off with a free diagnostic test and consultation to grasp your personalized needs and objectives.

Arrange your consultation today. Together, we will realize your academic aspirations.

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