PSAT Diagnostic Exam

Launching May 2024

Benefits

100% Free

You won't owe us a penny for your diagnostic exam, and you're under no obligation to hire us.

Fully Adaptive

Our exam replicates the Adaptive Scoring that is central to the new Digital SAT format.

AI-Powered

Our highly-trained bot provides personalized recommendations in your score report.

Tutoring Discount

You'll be eligible for 20% off any of our SAT tutoring packages within 30 days of your exam.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the exam?

The exam takes 47 minutes, including a 5-minute break between the second Verbal Module and the first Math Module.


The timing is broken down as follows:

  • Verbal Module #1: 8.5 minutes
  • Verbal Module #2: 8.5 minutes
  • Break: 5 minutes
  • Math Module #1: 12.5 minutes
  • Math Module #2: 12.5 minutes

This is 65% shorter than the full-length Digital SAT, which takes 2 hours and 14 minutes to complete.
What does it cost?

It's 100% free! While we certainly hope that you will consider Green Light Education for SAT tutoring following your exam, you are under absolutely no obligation to work with us.

How can I still get accurate results with a shorter exam?
Our clients have repeatedly asked us for a shorter SAT diagnostic exam. In order to accomplish this, we had to keep two considerations in mind during the design process:

  1. The need to project a student's full exam score with a high degree of accuracy.
  2. The importance of providing a similar content composition to the full-length exam.

We've achieved #1 by providing score bands in our score reports - essentially several different projections based on our degree of certainty.
We've achieved #2 by ensuring that the content breakdown is as close to that of the full-length exam as possible.

The purpose of any diagnostic exam is to provide a benchmark from which parents and students can make informed decisions about their preparation process, and we believe that our exam does exactly that.
Do you have to take the exam in one sitting?

You do not have to take the exam in one sitting - you'll receive an email after you complete each module with a link to begin the next module. So, in theory you can take as long as you'd like between modules (Note: you cannot pause a module in the middle and return to it later).


However, we strongly encourage that you take the exam in one sitting, as this is how you will take the real exam. It's important to consider how fatigue will factor into your exam performance, and taking the exam all at once is the best way to simulate this variable.

How does timing work?

Each module has its own timer, which is displayed at the bottom of the exam page. You cannot exceed this time, but you are welcome to submit your exam early if you finish before time expires.


We currently only support Standard Time, but plan to roll out an Extended Time version by Summer 2024.

What should I bring to the exam?

We'll provide detailed instructions at the beginning of the exam, but we recommend that you bring the following items:

  • A calculator
  • Scrap paper
  • A pencil + eraser
  • A light snack (to be consumed during your break)