The Digital SAT, or DSAT, is the new format of the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) that was introduced in 2023 for international students and in 2024 for U.S. students. This computer-adaptive test is designed to assess college readiness. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the DSAT structure:

SAT Exam Syllabus

The Digital SAT, or DSAT, is the new format of the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) that was introduced in 2023 for international students and in 2024 for U.S. students. This computer-adaptive test is designed to assess college readiness. Here's a detailed breakdown of the DSAT structure:

**1. Reading and Writing Section:**

● 54 questions to be completed in 64 minutes

● Divided into two equal modules of 27 questions each (includes two pre-test or experimental questions in each module)

● Each module is 32 minutes long

● Questions are based on short passages (25-150 words)

● Topics include literature, social studies, and science

● Tests comprehension, rhetoric, and English language skills

**10 Minutes Break**

**2. Math Section:**

● 44 questions to be completed in 70 minutes

● Divided into two equal modules of 22 questions each (includes two pre-test or experimental questions in each module)

● Each module is 35 minutes long

● Covers algebra, advanced math, problem-solving, data analysis, and geometry

● Unlike old SAT, DSAT allows usage of calculator for all the questions

- Adaptive testing: The difficulty of the second module in each section depends on performance in the first module
- Total test time is 2 hours and 14 minutes, significantly shorter than the paper SAT
- Scores range from 400-1600, with each section scored 200-800
- Results are available within days instead of weeks
- Built-in Desmos calculator for math sections
- Tools like a reference sheet, highlighter, and answer eliminator are provided

The DSAT aims to be more accessible and relevant to students while maintaining the rigor of the traditional SAT. It’s designed to reduce test anxiety and provide a more accurate assessment of students’ skills and knowledge.

**1. Information and Ideas**

● Central Ideas and Details

● Command of Evidence Textual

● Command of Evidence Quantitative

● Inferences

**2. Craft and Structure**

● Text structure and purpose

● Cross-text connections

● Words in Context

**1. Expression of Ideas**

● Transitions

● Rhetorical Synthesis

**2. Standard English Conventions Form, Structure, and Sense**

● Subject-verb agreement

● Pronoun-antecedent agreement

● Verb forms

● Subject-modifier placement

● Plural and possessive nouns

**Boundaries**

● Linking clauses

● Supplements

● Punctuation

● Literature

● Social Studies

● Science

● Career-related contexts

1. Assesses readiness for college and future careers.

2. Tests essential skills for higher education and beyond.

Passage Topics: Includes literature, social studies, science, and career-related subjects.

** Tasks**

● Understand main ideas.

● Identify important details.

● Analyze connections between different parts of the text.

Skill Tested: Ability to comprehend, understand, and analyze text.

**1. Focus Areas**

● Subject-verb agreement.

● Correct use of pronouns.

● Proper verb forms.

● Modifier placement.

● Punctuation.

Importance: Ensures clear and effective communication in writing.

**Tasks**

● Understand how writers use language to make their points.

● Compare ideas from different texts.

● Interpret graphs and charts related to passages.

● Skill Tested: Synthesis of information and critical analysis.

**Multiple-choice**

**Reading Questions :**

● All information needed is within the passage.

● No outside knowledge required.

● Science

● May include choosing the best word for a blank or finding evidence in the text.**Vocabulary and Context:****Strategy**: Ensure vocabulary fits both the sentence and the overall context of the passage.

● Preparation Tips

● Practice reading a variety of texts.

● Review grammar rules and writing principles.

● Work on comparing ideas and interpreting data.**Test Objective :**

● Evaluate your ability to understand and work with written information.

● Skills needed for academic and professional success.

- Ratios, Proportion, Rate, Percentages, Unit measurements, Graphs, Data interpretation, Statistical measures and, Surveying and sampling
- Analysing and describing relationships using ratios, proportions, percentages, and units of measurement
- Describing linear and exponential change by interpreting the parts of a linear or exponential model
- Describing and analysing data and relationships using graphs, scatter plots, and two-way tables
- Summarizing numerical data using statistical measures

- Lines and Angles, Polygons, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles and 3-D objects, Basic Trigonometric Functions and Properties
- Applying geometric relationships and theorems involving lines, angles, and triangles (isosceles, right, and similar) Pythagorean theorem.
- Calculation angles, perimeter and areas of Quadrilaterals, Regular polygons, and Circles.
- Measuring Surface areas and Volumes of prisms, pyramids and sphere.
- Working with trigonometric functions of general angles measured in radians as well as degrees.

- Linear equations, System of equations, Inequalities, Coordinate Geometry and Functions
- Solving various types of linear equations by manipulating and plugging values
- Creating equations and inequalities to represent relationships between quantities and to use these to solve word problems
- Algebraic Factoring using basic identities
- Calculating midpoint, distance, and slope in the xy-plane
- Graphing linear equations and inequalities in the xy-plane
- Solving systems of linear equations and inequalities

Math

- Quadratic Equations, Polynomials, Functions
- Manipulating more complicated algebraic expressions including completing the square within a quadratic expressions
- Solving more complex equations including quadratic equations with a leading coefficient greater than 1 as well as non-factorable quadratic equations.
- Performing more advanced operations involving polynomial rational expressions, and rational exponents
- Recognizing the relationship between the zeros, factors, and graph of a polynomial function

**Types of Questions:**●**Multiple-Choice**: Four options to choose from.

●**Student Produced Response (SPR)**: May require more than one correct answer.**Focus:**Tests problem-solving skills, not just math knowledge.

●**●**Reinforces foundational math concepts and their application.**Content Covered**:**● Basic Math Skills:**First-year algebra, geometry (no proofs), basic second-year algebra concepts.**● Purpose:**Ensures a level playing field for all students**.****Problem-Solving Approach**:**● Simple Solutions:**All problems have straightforward answers.**● Avoid Long Calculations:**Look for simple, efficient solutions.

5.** Time Management: ** ●

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● Options:

7.** Test Strategy: **** ● Practice: **Regular mock tests improve time management. ** ●Thinking Like a Test Writer: **Train to approach problems as the test creators would.

8.** Overall Approach: **** ● Learnable Test: **Requires hard work and analytical thinking. ** ●Mastering the Test:**Not about tricks but about understanding and practice.

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