Standardized Testing

Proper pacing is one of the most important ways to ensure that all the hard work you’ve put in to prepare for a test is reflected in your score, and the Silent StopWatch is the easiest way to make sure you stay on track.

Pacing is Crucial

Exams like the SAT and ACT consist of incredibly fast-paced sections. One of the easiest ways students can lose points is by getting stuck on harder questions earlier in the test, preventing them from ever even attempting questions that they would’ve been able to solve if given the time. By having a countdown timer on your wrist telling you exactly how much time is remaining in each section, you can easily develop a pacing strategy to keep you from getting stuck on any one question, giving you a chance to actually attempt every question you would’ve been able to solve without a time constraint.

While some students choose to rely on a standard analog watch or the wall clock potentially provided in the testing room, these devices requires students to subtract the current time from the time the section ends in order to determine the amount of time remaining. The Silent StopWatch makes it much faster and easier for students to figure out the number of minutes remaining in each section, and prevents test-takers from making errors in time calculations or from wasting valuable testing time. 

Is the Silent StopWatch permitted?

A wide variety of standardized tests allow the use of digital watches, but only if no audible sounds will be heard. Most of these tests do not allow any type of stand alone timer. Although any student can use the Silent StopWatch as a way to practice for an upcoming standardized test, it is important to make sure the test you plan to take allows for the use of silent digital watches. Some tests that permit watches without an audible alarm include the SAT (General and Subject Tests), PSAT, AP, and ACT

Please be sure to check with your specific testing organization to verify that digital watches are allowed by using one of the links above. cannot guarantee that the watch will be allowed at any particular test-taking venue.

Please note that the SSAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, and MCAT tests specifically disallow all digital watches.