Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)

DAT is a gold-standard suite of assessments measuring cognitive abilities in a number of different areas. This latest edition, DAT™ Next Generation combines cutting-edge Computerised Adaptive Testing technology or CAT to offer five new DAT tests in a number of languages.

Compared with traditional fixed form tests CAT presents a modern method of delivering item-banked tests to job applicants or students with many benefits over previous version.

Efficient

Shorter test:
15 items
Untimed

Multilingual

English, French, Dutch, Spanish

multi-functional

Measure an individual’s level of general and a number specific mental abilities that are required for success in many job roles and training courses.

diverse

Suitable for a wide range of ability levels.

What does the next generation Differential Aptitude Test measure?

Each DAT Next Generation sub-test contains only 15 items & measures the following:

  1. Verbal Analogies. Measures verbal reasoning by the relationships between pairs of words.
  2. Numerical Calculations. Measures addition, subtraction, division, percentages, algebra and, multiplication.
  3. Numerical Sequences. Measures problem solving abilities with numbers.
  4. Abstract Reasoning. Looks at ability to see sequences in shapes and patterns.
  5. Space Relations. The ability to visualise 2D shapes in 3D.

Reporting

The Profile Report contains an overall percentile score
(against the chosen norm group) is presented. In
addition the T-score, STANINE score, and STEN score
are reported in the Additional Technical Information
section of the candidate’s Profile Report.

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