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Differential Aptitude Tests® for Personnel and Career Assessment
(DAT)

 

Overview: Measure any combination of job aptitudes with these proven tests

Reading Level: 6th grade

Administration: Online/computer, Paper-and-pencil

Completion Time: See Table in Product Details

Online Price: $13 per subtest

Program Usage: Selection, predict training success

 
 
 

Product Details

Measure Aptitude for Learning and Succeeding in Eight Key Areas

Reliably assess job aptitudes and skills using this series of 6-20 minute tests that have stood the test of time. Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT) can determine an applicant’s general cognitive abilities and aptitudes across a wide range of occupations. DAT tests are also used to predict success in a training program and overall job performance.

Use This Assessment to Reveal:

  • General cognitive abilities
  • Perceptual abilities
  • Clerical and language skills

Who is it for?

Each DAT test is used to assess aptitudes suitable for various occupations.

 

Test

What It Does

Jobs/Fields

Max Time

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning measures general cognitive ability in positions requiring higher order thinking skills

Any

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

Numerical Ability tests the understanding of numerical relationships and facility in handling numerical concepts

Project Manager
Bookkeeper
Statistician
Shipping Clerk

20 minutes

Abstract Reasoning

Abstract Reasoning is a nonverbal measure of the ability to perceive relationships in abstract figure patterns

Skilled Trades
Computer Programming
Drafting
Auto Repair

15 minutes

Mechanical Reasoning

Mechanical Reasoning closely parallels the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test and measures the ability to understand basic mechanical principles of machinery, tools, and motion

Carpenter
Mechanic
Maintenance Worker
Assembler

20 minutes

Space Relations

Space Relations measures the ability to visualize a three-dimensional object from a two-dimensional pattern, and how this object would look if rotated

Drafting
Architecture
Die-making
Carpentry
Clothing Design
Art
Decorating
Dentistry

15 minutes

Language Usage

Language Usage measures the ability to detect errors in grammar, punctuation, and capitalization

Any

12 minutes

 

DAT Predicts Training Success

DAT is shown to predict training success (e.g., r = .46 to .48 for computer programmers) and job performance (e.g., r = .24 to .31 for administrative, technical, and engineering employees) for a wide range of occupations.

Did you know?

DAT is strongly correlated with other well-known aptitude tests such as the GATB (r = .62 to .81 for tests intended to tap similar aptitudes) and ASVAB (r =.73 to .79 for tests intended to tap similar aptitudes).


Scoring

See what data this assessment delivers by reviewing the following:

Sample Report – Abstract Reasoning

Sample Report – Language Usage

Sample Report – Mechanical Reasoning

Sample Report – Numerical Ability

Sample Report – Space Relations

Sample Report – Verbal Reasoning

Pricing & Ordering

Online Administration and Reporting
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Online Price: $13 per subtest

Online Administration for this test requires registration

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Order Components

 
Paper-and-Pencil
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  • Manuals

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  • DAT for PCA Technical Manual
    0158073851
    $90.00
     
    Pkg. of One
  • DAT for PCA Directions for Administration and Scoring
    0158073878
    $22.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
Abstract Reasoning
 
 
  • Administration Materials

    Price

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  • DAT/PCA Abstract Reasoning, Test Booklet
    0158073657
    $190.00
     
    Pkg. of 25
  • DAT/PCA Abstract Reasoning, Answer Document
    0158073797
    $147.00
     
    Pkg. of 50
  • Scoring Materials

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  • DAT/PCA Abstract Reasoning, Scoring Key
    0158073932
    $96.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
Language Usage
 
 
  • Administration Materials

    Price

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  • DAT/PCA Language Usage, Test Booklet
    015807369X
    $190.00
     
    Pkg. of 25
  • DAT/PCA Language Usage, Answer Document
    0158073835
    $147.00
     
    Pkg. of 50
  • Scoring Materials

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    Qty

     
  • DAT/PCA Language Usage, Scoring Key
    0158073975
    $96.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
Mechanical Reasoning
 
 
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • DAT/PCA Mechanical Reasoning, Test Booklet
    0158073665
    $190.00
     
    Pkg. of 25
  • DAT/PCA Mechanical Reasoning, Answer Document
    0158073800
    $147.00
     
    Pkg. of 50
  • Scoring Materials

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  • DAT/PCA Mechanical Reasoning, Scoring Key
    0158073940
    $96.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
Numerical Ability
 
 
  • Administration Materials

    Price

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  • DAT/PCA Numerical Ability, Test Booklet
    0158073649
    $190.00
     
    Pkg. of 25
  • DAT/PCA Numerical Ability, Answer Document
    0158073789
    $147.00
     
    Pkg. of 50
  • Scoring Materials

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  • DAT/PCA Numerical Ability, Scoring Key
    0158073924
    $96.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
Space Relations
 
 
  • Administration Materials

    Price

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  • DAT/PCA Space Relations, Test Booklet
    0158073673
    $190.00
     
    Pkg. of 25
  • DAT/PCA Space Relations, Answer Document
    0158073819
    $147.00
     
    Pkg. of 50
  • Scoring Materials

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  • DAT/PCA Space Relations, Scoring Key
    0158073959
    $96.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
Verbal Reasoning
 
 
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • DAT/PCA Verbal Reasoning, Test Booklet
    0158073630
    $190.00
     
    Pkg. of 25
  • DAT/PCA Verbal Reasoning, Answer Document
    0158073770
    $147.00
     
    Pkg. of 50
  • Scoring Materials

    Price

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  • DAT/PCA Verbal Reasoning, Scoring Key
    0158073916
    $96.00
     
    Pkg. of One
 
 
 
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