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Mar 12, 2005
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This time of year a lot of students are taking the DAT and have questions about testing conditions, id's etc. I think spending $30 to visit your testing center before test day is money well spent. Read below the descriptions;


We believe that familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of the computer-based testing environment in advance of your exam will minimize pre-test mistakes such as getting lost on the way
to the center or failing to arrive with the correct I.D. and paperwork. Being better prepared for the test experience will allow you to perform better the day of your test.
Prometric offers the test takers of select exams the opportunity to take a 30-minute "dry–run" of the test center experience prior to their exam, whenever the test center has available appointments. The program, called Test Drive, allows candidates to walk through, on a practice basis, all check-in and testing procedures that occur at the test center on test day.
The full Test Drive experience, which costs $30 U.S., includes check-in, ID confirmation, documentation checking, image capture, seating, tutorial, a generic sample test, a survey of the experience, an end-of-test report and check-out. Once checked in, you'll be exposed to the full testing experience described above, in addition to the use of lockers, testing at a computer for 15 minutes and exposure to TCAs walk-throughs, which occur during any actual test. While Test Drive will not necessarily represent the look, feel or content of your particular exam, it will allow you to experience samples of question types that you might encounter on the actual exam. Additionally, by driving to the testing center in advance, you can familiarize yourself with the parking situation, the location of the testing suite and the time it takes to drive to the center.
Test takers interested in scheduling a Test Drive appointment can do so in the same manner in which they would schedule an actual exam. Schedule your test drive now. Then, simply follow the on-screen steps which will walk you through the scheduling process.
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