Digital Testing Applications

You'll need to be familiar with the applications and requirements for digital tests in order to prepare for test day.

Bluebook and Test Day Toolkit

Bluebook™ and Test Day Toolkit work together to make digital testing possible for the SAT, PSAT-related assessments, and AP Exams.

Bluebook is the app students use to take tests and must be installed on student devices before test day. Learn more about Bluebook device readiness and installation.

Coordinators and staff use Test Day Toolkit to administer tests. They can use any device that connects to the internet. They access Test Day Toolkit with a College Board professional account. Learn more about Test Day Toolkit.

Accommodations on Digital Tests

All requests for accommodations and supports are still managed through SSD Online. However some accommodations are administered differently on digital tests than on paper and pencil tests. For example, if a student is approved to use a human reader on paper and pencil tests, they may get a screen reader for digital tests. Also, some accommodations may not be needed for a digital test. For example, if approved for large print, a student may use the zoom tool that's available to all test takers. More details are found under Registering with Accommodations.

Test timing and breaks are all handled within Bluebook. For example, accommodated breaks work as follows:

  • Students approved for extra breaks receive breaks automatically between modules and sections of the test. These are usually 5 minutes long, unless the student also gets extended breaks or a nutrition break. The student doesn’t need to pause the test.
  • Students approved for extended (longer) breaks receive breaks that are twice as long as the breaks they would otherwise receive. (A nutrition break, if any, will still be 20 minutes long). They won’t need to pause the test.
  • Students approved for breaks as needed will see a Pause button that allows them to activate a break whenever it’s needed. The number and length of breaks will vary.
  • Extended time testing includes additional breaks between relevant modules of the test and may include a longer nutrition break between sections.

See the SAT Suite Accommodations Guide for more information about how accommodations are provided in digital testing and how to administer breaks, including nutrition breaks.


The SAT Suite Ordering and Registration (SSOR) site enables authorized users to manage ordering and registration for the SAT Suite of Assessments. Access to SSOR is handled by your SSOR access manager using the Managing Access tool. You'll learn more about this under Role Setup Using the Managing Access Tool.

Preparing Your Technology

Test coordinators will work with school or district technology staff to prepare the network and testing devices for test day. An internet connection is required at the start and end of the test, but students can keep testing if their connection drops momentarily.

A help room is required for digital testing. If technical issues happen on test day, staff will direct students to the technology monitor in the help room.

Note: Visit the Digital In-School Testing Checklist and consult your Test Coordinator Manual or Proctor Manual to learn when you and your staff will interact with each of these applications.