What Students Should and Should Not Bring on Test Day

Students are expected to bring the following on test day:

  • Acceptable photo ID if you are an Away Student or testing at a school you don't regularly attend. (Digital SAT Suite ID requirements are described here.
  • Fully charged Testing Device with Bluebook installed.)
  • Acceptable calculator as described here, if the student doesn't wish to use the built-in Desmos calculator in Bluebook.
  • Pen or pencil for scratch work (does not have to be a No. 2 pencil).

Students may choose to bring the following on test day (unless prohibited by their school):

  • A power cord and/or a portable charger. (Access to an outlet during testing isn't guaranteed.)
  • An external mouse and mouse pad if you use one.
  • An external keyboard if you use one. (Only permitted with tablets—not laptops.)

Students are prohibited from bringing the following items on test day (unless they have an approved accommodation):

  • Electronic equipment including phones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, wearable technology, cameras, recording or listening devices, or any other type of electronic or communication device except for their testing device used for the digital test and, if applicable, any assistive technology as part of an approved accommodation.
  • Books, reference guides, notes, compasses, protractors, dictionaries, highlighters, or colored pencils.
  • Papers of any kind.
  • Watches that beep, make a noise, or have an alarm.
  • Calculators that are not acceptable.
  • Detachable privacy screens.
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
  • Ear plugs.
  • Headphones.
  • Weapons or firearms.
  • Fidget devices.