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Differential Aptitude Tests®, Fifth Edition
(DAT®)

 

Overview: Find solutions to career guidance and school-to-career transition

Accredition: Requirement "B" level or higher, which is having a Master's Degree in Education or a related field

Age Range: 7 through 12 and adults

Administration: Complete Battery Working Time: 2.5 hours
Partial Battery Working Time: 1.5 hours

Forms: One form for each of two levels

Norms: Percentile Ranks, Stanines, and Scaled Scores presented separately for males and females, as well as combined

Scoring Options: Machine scoring via Pearson Scoring and Reporting Services or hand scoring

 
 

Product Details

Predict Workplace Success

Use the Differential Aptitude Tests® for Personnel and Career Assessment to identify candidates for hiring, training and career development in any organizational setting.

From corporations to nonprofits, the skills measured in these tests offer clear indications of a candidate's strengths and weaknesses. The Differential Aptitude Tests® for Personnel and Career Assessment tests applicants in key areas directly related to successful job performance.

General Cognitive Abilities - Contains Verbal Reasoning and Numerical Ability. These tests measure the ability to learn in either an occupational or training setting, and specifically the ability to learn from books and manuals, self instruction, trainers, teachers, or mentors.

Perceptual Abilities - Abstract Reasoning, Mechanical Reasoning, and Space Relations. Tests abilities that are important when dealing with things, rather than people or words.

Clerical and Language Skills - Spelling, Language Usage, and Clerical Speed and Accuracy. Tests skills necessary to perform various types.

Use this flexible tool to identify candidates for hiring, training, and career development.  Test results give clear indications of a candidate's strengths and weaknesses.

Areas of Assessment

Subtests  - Help Measure Aptitude for Success

  • Verbal Reasoning - is appropriate for measuring general cognitive ability and for placing employees in professional, managerial, and other positions of responsibility requiring higher order thinking skills.
  • Numerical Ability - test the understanding of numerical relationships and facility in handling numerical concepts. Good prediction of success of applicants in such fields as mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and in occupations such as laboratory assistant, bookkeeper, statistician, shipping clerk, carpenter, tool-making, and other professions related to the physical sciences.
  • Abstract Reasoning - is a nonverbal measure of the ability to perceive relationships in abstract figure patterns. Useful in selection when the job requires perception of relationships among things rather than among words or numbers, such as mathematics, computer programming, drafting, and automobile repair.
  • Clerical Speed and Accuracy Paper Administration Only - measures the speed of response in a simple perceptual task. This is important for jobs such as filing and coding, and for jobs involving technical and scientific data.
  • Mechanical Reasoning - closely parallels the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test and measures the ability to understand basic mechanical principles of machinery, tools, and motion. It is useful in selection decisions about applicants for jobs such as carpenter, mechanic, maintenance worker, and assembler.
  • Space Relations - measures the ability to visualize a three dimensional object from a two dimensional pattern, and how this object would look if rotated in space. This ability is important in fields such as drafting, clothing design, architecture, art, die making, decorating, carpentry, and dentistry.
  • Spelling Paper Administration Only - measures an applicant's ability to spell common English words, a basic skill necessary for success in a wide range of jobs including business, journalism, proofreading, advertising, or any occupation involving written language.
  • Language Usage - measures the ability to detect errors in grammar, punctuation, and capitalization. When Language Usage and Spelling are both administered, they provide a good estimate of the ability to distinguish correct from incorrect English usage, which is important in business communication.

Pricing & Ordering

Order Components

 
Testing Materials
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  • Answer Documents

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  • DAT® - Type 1 Machine-Scorable Answer Documents - DAT Only
    0158060350
    $146.80
     
    Package of 100: Includes one Perceptual Speed and Accuracy–Part 1 Answer Sheet for each Answer Document. For scoring by Pearson.
  • DAT® - Type 1 Machine-Scorable Answer Documents - DAT with Level 1
    0158060369
    $222.60
     
    Career Interest Inventory - Package of 100: Includes one Perceptual Speed and Accuracy–Part 1 Answer Sheet for each Answer Document. For scoring by Pearson.
  • DAT® - Type 1 Machine-Scorable Answer Documents - DAT with Level 2
    0158060377
    $222.60
     
    Career Interest Inventory - Package of 100: Includes one Perceptual Speed and Accuracy–Part 1 Answer Sheet for each Answer Document. For scoring by Pearson.
  • DAT - READY SCORE Answer Documents - Level 1, Form C
    0158060393
    $100.70
     
    Package of 25: Includes one Perceptual Speed and Accuracy-Part 1 Answer Sheet and one pamphlet, Profiling Your DAT Scores, for each READY SCORE Answer Document. There is no need for Stencil Keys. For hand scoring, record and score test responses at the same time.
  • DAT - READY SCORE Answer Documents - Level 2, Form C
    0158060407
    $100.70
     
    Package of 25: Includes one Perceptual Speed and Accuracy-Part 1 Answer Sheet and one pamphlet, Profiling Your DAT Scores, for each READY SCORE Answer Document. There is no need for Stencil Keys. For hand scoring, record and score test responses at the same time.
  • Exam Kits

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  • DAT with Career Interest Inventory Examination Kit
    015406047X
    $53.00
     
    Includes Level 1 Test Booklet, Level 2 Test Booklet, Directions for Administering, Level 1 and Level 2 Answer Documents with Career Interest Inventory, Perceptual Speed and Accuracy-Part 1 Answer Sheet, Practice Test, and Directions for Administering Practice Test.
  • DAT Partial Battery Examination Kit
    0154060801
    $53.00
     
    Includes Type 1 Level 1 Answer Documents for Career Interest Inventory, Type 1 Level 2 Answer Documents for CII, DAT Partial Battery Level 1 Test Booklet, DAT Partial Battery Type 2 Answer Document, and DAT Partial Battery Directions.
  • Test Booklets

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  • DAT Test Booklets - Level 1 - Form C
    015806030X
    $190.80
     
    Package of 25: Includes Directions for Administering.
  • DAT Test Booklets - Level 2 - Form C
    0158060318
    $190.80
     
    Package of 25: Includes Directions for Administering.
  • DAT Partial Battery Test Booklets - Level 1 - Form C
    0158060709
    $84.80
     
    Package of 25: Includes Directions for Administering.
  • DAT Partial Battery Test Booklets - Level 2 - Form C
    0158060717
    $84.80
     
    Package of 25: Includes Directions for Administering.
 
 
Support Materials
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  • Norms Books

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  • DAT - Fall Norms Booklet
    0158060458
    $69.95
     
    Contain Raw Score to Derived Score tables for fall or spring, and technical information.
  • DAT - Spring Norms Booklet
    0158060539
    $70.00
     
    Contain Raw Score to Derived Score tables for fall or spring, and technical information.
  • Technical Reports/Manuals

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  • DAT with Career Interest Inventory Counselor's Manual
    0158060083
    $82.70
     
    Presents information for using the two instruments for individual or group counseling purposes.
  • DAT® - Counselor's Manual for Interpreting the Career Interest Inventory
    0158060547
    $69.95
     
    An in-depth guide to understanding individual and group reports and the rationale for the Career Interest Inventory. Sample Score Reports and suggestions for interpreting the results are included.
  • DAT - Technical Manual
    0158060466
    $53.55
     
    Contains statistical data and other information about the development and norming of the DAT.
  • Other

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  • DAT - Using Test Results for Decision-Making
    015806044X
    $27.95
     
    Package of 25: Explains how to interpret the Individual Report and use the results. Appropriate for use with DAT and Career Interest Inventory Levels 1 or 2.
  • DAT - Guide to Careers Student Workbook
    0158060563
    $164.30
     
    A resource kit for counselors or teachers that contains blackline masters, descriptions of the 15 occupational groups and information to help students begin career exploration.
  • DAT - Using the DAT with Adults
    0158060571
    $40.65
     
    Contains Raw Score to Derived Score tables for adults, and technical information. This booklet also includes guidance suggestions for using the DAT with adults.
  • DAT - Guide to a Career Portfolio Student Workbook
    0158060644
    $166.40
     
    Contains blackline masters designed to help students make the transition from school to work and develop a Career Portfolio.
 
 
Scoring and Reporting
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  • Central Scoring

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  • DAT FMC TST COORDNTR KIT
    0158060482
    $.00
     
 
 
 
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