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DAT practice tests vs real scores

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by waitingame, May 27, 2008.

  1. waitingame

    waitingame 2+ Year Member

    May 16, 2008
    Hey I was just wondering from those that have taken the DAT so far if there scores from their practice tests were accurate to the actual tests. I am taking Kaplan tests and Top Score. I have heard from some people that their scores went up a point or two from their practice tests. Just wanted to see what everyone thought.
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    DRHOYA 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    I thought KAPLAN was a little easy for sections like GC, OC, and definetly not enough for QR. I have no experience with TopScore though as of now, but that is soon to change as I am retaking in July!
  4. drtoothy

    drtoothy 2+ Year Member

    May 14, 2007
    I'm taking mine in a week and am also using TopScore and Kaplan. TopScore is a lot harder in my opinion than Kaplan -- read the posts on the DAT Discussions page. Some people have posted their actual DAT scores vs. practice test scores. That might help.

    Good luck!
  5. tonto1

    tonto1 5+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    i only used kaplan and thought that all sections were just about the same as the real test except perceptual ability. the angle rankings were brutal on the real thing.
  6. wigglytooth

    wigglytooth Assistant Wiggle-ator Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    moving to DAT forum
  7. jigabodo

    jigabodo Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    Louisville, KY
    TS seems a little easier than the actual, from my own experience. :)
  8. dent2009

    dent2009 YEEE BOI 5+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    I think they're relatively accurate. Then again, you could get lucky on test day and be given questions that you might know the answer to or you might be unlucky... ultimately my AA score on topscore ranged with 4 points of each other. My AA score on the real test came out to be the average of the 3 topscores. I thought that topscore bio was more straightforward than the real thing and the QR section in topscore was easier. RC in topscore was also easier than the real thing - again being more of a search and find the answer type.

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