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Differential Aptitude Tests for Personnel and Career Assessment

(DAT)

Differential Aptitude Tests for Personnel and Career Assessment (DAT) can determine an applicant’s general cognitive abilities and aptitudes across a wide range of occupations.

Reading Level:

6th grade

Completion time:

6–20 minutes (depending on test)

Administration:

Online/computer, Paper-and-pencil (designed for proctored administration only)

Uses:

Selection, career guidance, predict training success

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  • DAT for PCA Technical Manual

    0158073851

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  • DAT for PCA Directions for Administration and Scoring

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  • DAT/PCA Abstract Reasoning, Test Booklet

    0158073657

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  • DAT/PCA Abstract Reasoning, Answer Document

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  • DAT/PCA Abstract Reasoning, Scoring Key

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  • DAT/PCA Language Usage, Test Booklet

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  • DAT/PCA Language Usage, Answer Document

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  • DAT/PCA Language Usage, Scoring Key

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  • DAT/PCA Mechanical Reasoning, Test Booklet

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  • DAT/PCA Mechanical Reasoning, Answer Document

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  • DAT/PCA Mechanical Reasoning, Scoring Key

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  • DAT/PCA Numerical Ability, Test Booklet

    0158073649

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  • DAT/PCA Numerical Ability, Answer Document

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  • DAT/PCA Numerical Ability, Scoring Key

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  • DAT/PCA Space Relations, Test Booklet

    0158073673

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  • DAT/PCA Space Relations, Answer Document

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  • DAT/PCA Space Relations, Scoring Key

    0158073959

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  • DAT/PCA Verbal Reasoning, Test Booklet

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  • DAT/PCA Verbal Reasoning, Answer Document

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  • DAT/PCA Verbal Reasoning, Scoring Key

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Product Details

DAT tests help measure aptitude for learning and succeeding in eight key areas.

Benefits

  • Assess general cognitive abilities, perceptual abilities, clerical and language skills.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Features

Six different tests make up the Differential Aptitude Tests. See the “Resources” tab for a more detailed look at each test.

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Ability
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Space Relations
  • Language Usage

Sample Reports

The following sample reports are available.

 

Resources

The following table highlights which DAT test is suitable for various occupations.

 

Test

Verbal Reasoning

 

What It Does

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

Jobs/Fields

Any

Max Time

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