Bluebook Updates

Get notified about Bluebook releases and other news.

If deployed properly, Bluebook™ performs routine updates when students launch it but releases occasionally require a new deployment. If Bluebook cannot auto-update, a message displays that reinstallation is needed before students can test.

Latest Versions

Compare the version number displayed on the Bluebook sign-in screen (in the bottom right corner) to the version listed in the table below.

Device Type Latest Bluebook Version
Windows
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Checking Your Devices

The best way to prevent test day problems is to open Bluebook on one of the devices you deployed to and make sure it displays the login screen.

Tips:

  • Be sure to check each device type you deployed to.
  • Remember that firewalls can prevent updates.

Avoid Test Day Delays

Bluebook auto-updates when students open it. Too many simultaneous updates could overwhelm your network and delay testing. Ask students to open Bluebook on their own before test day or any group readiness activities. They don’t need to sign in.

Supported Test Administrations in 2023-24

Fall 2023

  • International SAT administrations
  • PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9

Spring 2024

  • SAT School Day, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9
  • SAT Weekend administrations (U.S. and international)
  • Digital AP Exams: 7 subjects with a digital option and AP African American Studies (digital only; pilot schools only)

Release Notes

February 23, 2024:
Required Update Released

Unless blocked, Bluebook will auto-update the next time it’s opened. Students don’t need to sign in. To avoid overwhelming your network and causing delays, ask students to open Bluebook themselves before test day or group readiness sessions.

If testing devices don’t allow Bluebook auto-updates, perform manual updates to make sure students can use Bluebook.  

This is a routine but required update to make minor adjustments—students can’t use Bluebook without it.

Get installation instructions for each device type.

February 8, 2024:
Required Update Released

Unless blocked, Bluebook will auto-update the next time it’s opened. Students don’t need to sign in. To avoid overwhelming your network and causing delays, ask students to open Bluebook themselves before test day or group readiness sessions.  

If testing devices don’t allow Bluebook auto-updates, perform manual updates to make sure students can use Bluebook.  

This is a routine but required update to make minor adjustments—students can’t use Bluebook without it.

Get installation instructions for each device type.

September 21, 2023:
Required Update Released

Unless blocked, Bluebook will auto-update the next time it’s opened. Students don’t need to sign in. To avoid overwhelming your network and causing delays, ask students to open Bluebook themselves before test day or group readiness sessions  

If testing devices don’t allow Bluebook auto-updates, take action to make sure students can use Bluebook.  

Students must always test on the latest version. Get installation instructions for each device type

August 31, 2023:
Required Update Released

Bluebook will auto-update unless blocked. Action is required only if your managed testing devices don’t allow Bluebook auto-updates. Students must always test on the latest version.

With this update, Bluebook supports PSAT-related assessments and no longer requires PowerShell.

Get installation instructions for each device type.