Before you decide to test digitally, confirm that your school can meet these requirements.
You'll need someone to upload your student roster to our bulk registration system. This fast and easy step makes student data available in the Cambium Assessment, Inc.™ (CAI) testing platform the next day. Your state, district, or school may already have a bulk registration coordinator who can do this.
You'll need a technology coordinator, someone who's familiar with setting up networks and configuring browsers and operating systems. They'll need to make sure your school's hardware, software, and network bandwidth meet requirements.
You'll need a testing device for every test taker and a dedicated device for every proctor (one per room). Every test-taking device must:
- Be school owned.
- Be a desktop, laptop, iPad, or Chromebook.
- Have a screen that’s at least 10 inches (9.7 inches for iPad).
- Have a minimum resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
- Be able to connect to the internet (wired or wirelessly).
- Have a power cord or battery life of at least 5 hours.
Make sure your school network has the bandwidth to support enough concurrent testers. For example, it takes an average of 500–1500K bits/second to test 100 students concurrently. Get more numbers in the estimated bandwidth table.
Order the Digital PSAT 8/9
The digital PSAT 8/9 is the first digital test in the SAT Suite of Assessments offered to all U.S. schools. If your school is under a state or district contract, your state or district decides how you'll administer the test.