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FREE Digital PSAT Prep at Foley - Fall 2023

Enroll in Foley Prep's exclusive Digital PSAT Prep Program and gain a competitive edge with a learning experience tailored to the upcoming digital PSAT!
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Take a FREE digital PSAT at all Foley Prep offices through November 18th, 2023. It will be available every Sunday (and Saturday in some locations).

Key Features:
  • Adaptive Test Navigation: The digital SAT allows students to skip questions and return to them later within the same section (including flagging questions for review), retaining the flexibility of the paper exam.
  • Interactive Answering: Students will select answers by clicking or tapping the correct response, eliminating the need for pencil-and-paper bubbling.
  • Automated Tools: The digital test features several helpful tools such as a highlighter, eraser, answer eliminator, and answer masker to aid students in effectively navigating and responding to questions.
  • Instant Score Reports: One of the most significant advantages of the digital SAT is the immediate availability of scores, enabling faster feedback and targeted improvements.
  • Desmos Full Function Calculator: The math section on the digital SAT now features a fully functional graphing calculator offered through Desmos so that students do not need to concern themselves over which calculator to purchase for the test.
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Mock Tests for Sale

In-Person Tests

  • $100 for ACT & SAT diagnostic & consultation ($100 goes toward packages over $1500)
  • $75 for a la carte mock tests
  • $100 for 2 HS diagnostics & consultation
  • 3 mocks included in all FP packages

Starting at $75

Online Tests

  • $100 per test
  • $400 for 5 tests
  • Access to Foley Prep hand-crafted tests
  • Ability to review your test scores

Starting at $100

The Digital SAT: An Overview

The digital SAT largely maintains the content and structure of the paper SAT but is presented in a computerized format. Students will answer questions on a computer or tablet, trading in their pencil and paper for a keyboard and screen. The digital SAT covers the same areas as the paper-based test: reading, writing and language, and math.

Timeline for Administering the Digital SAT Suite

PSAT-Related Assesments U.S. SAT and SAT School Day
Spring 2023
Fall 2023
Spring 2024

Digital Paper and Pencil
In line with the evolving landscape of education and technology, the SAT is transitioning into a digital format. This shift aligns with the growing prominence of digital resources in today's classrooms and aims to deliver faster results, an adaptive test-taking experience, and increased accessibility. As a forward-thinking education provider, Foley Prep is here to guide students through this significant change and support them in achieving their best possible performance on the digital SAT.
Preparing for the Digital SAT:
  1. Familiarize yourself with the digital format: The College Board provides a digital testing guide and practice tests. Use these resources to understand the test's structure, available tools, and navigation. You want to spend your time on the testing material as opposed to spending it learning to navigate through the digital test’s user interface.
  2. Learn to manage time digitally: Time management may feel different on a digital test without physical pages to flip through. Utilize digital practice tests to develop effective pacing skills.
  3. Strengthen digital reading skills: Reading on a screen can be different from reading on paper. Practice active reading strategies on digital platforms, such as note-taking and highlighting.
The Adaptive Model

One of the most prominent changes that will accompany the transition to the digital format is the SAT’s implementation of a computerized adaptive testing (CAT) model. CAT models are already utilized on a number of tests (GMAT, MAP, etc.). As opposed to tests like the GMAT that use a question-by-question adaptation whereby the difficulty of the each question is adjusted based on a per-question basis, the SAT will be using a section-wide adaptation whereby one’s performance on the first module as a whole (27 questions for reading and grammar and 22 for math) will determine the difficulty of the second module.

There are two tracks for the two modules in each section: easy and hard. The difference in difficulty level between the two tracks is noticeable. For instance, the breakdown by question difficulty for an easy math module on one of the digital tests is 13 easy questions, 8 medium questions, and 1 hard question, whereas the breakdown for a hard math module is 8 easy questions, 11 medium questions, and 3 hard questions. While it will differ on each test and section, students who score roughly above 60% on module 1 for reading and writing will get the hard module 2, and students who score roughly above 50% on module 1 for math will get the hard module 2.

Rising 9th and 10th Graders

As a rising 9th or 10th grader, the digital SAT will be the primary format you will encounter when it's time to take the exam. We recommend scheduling a few sessions with Foley to familiarize yourself with the new digital format and the content it covers prior to your upcoming PSAT. This preparation will also be beneficial for your long term performance on the SAT.

Rising 11th Graders

If you are a rising 11th grader who will have completed Algebra 2 or a higher math course by the start of the 2023-24 school year, you should take advantage of the paper-and-pencil version of the SAT in the August, October, November, and/or December test administrations. We suggest you plan on sitting for 2-3 of these tests to reach your score goals before the format change. You can also choose to leverage the digital SAT in March, May, or June. We recommend continuing your preparation with Foley to make a seamless transition from the paper-based to the digital SAT.

If you are a rising 11th grader who will be taking Algebra 2 during the 2023-24 school year, you should consider preparing for the November and/or December SAT for your first attempt before the Digital SAT is implemented.

At Foley Prep, we're committed to providing the best resources and advice to help students successfully transition to the digital SAT. We've updated our prep courses to incorporate these changes and equip students with the skills needed to thrive in this new digital format. Our goal is to help students feel confident and prepared, no matter what version of the SAT they take. We're here to support you through this transition and beyond. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further assistance.