mix and match DAT scores for best possible score?

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I was wondering if DAT's are similar to SAT's.. do d-schools take highest possible scores from multiple tests?
 

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sorry for breaking the bad news to you dude, but....no.
 

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Actually some schools do take your highest scores from different tests. Robin at the University of Louisville told me that they only honor a DAT test for two years because they take the best scores in each section if you've taken more than one DAT. This way they eliminate you taking the test five times and only improving in one section each time.
 
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i'm pretty sure most schools do NOT b/c your TS score would be impossible to determine--it's not simply an average of your bio, chem, and organic.

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i'm pretty sure most schools do NOT b/c your TS score would be impossible to determine--it's not simply an average of your bio, chem, and organic.

jb!:)


true, but maybe unofficially they can look at your scores and say you got lower on PAT the second time but improved elsewhere, they might take it into consideration that you are capable of doing better on it, even if you didn't your second time.

In general though, I wouldn't count on this.

Good luck!
 

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I was wondering if DAT's are similar to SAT's.. do d-schools take highest possible scores from multiple tests?

sorry to disappoint, but no. if they do that, u could concentrate on different sections for the different tests. it doesn't make sense to do so, and by no means would it create an even playing field for the applicants who take it only once.
 
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jackbauer!

true, but maybe unofficially they can look at your scores and say you got lower on PAT the second time but improved elsewhere, they might take it into consideration that you are capable of doing better on it, even if you didn't your second time.

In general though, I wouldn't count on this.

Good luck!

yes, that's what i'm hoping. i took dat first time scoring 20/20/17..... retook and scored 22/22/18. However, I scored a 20 on RC the first time and 17 the second time :eek:

hopefully, schools will see that i'm capable of reading and the 2nd test was just a fluke....i seriously dunno what happened :confused: :confused:

jb!:)
 

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yes, that's what i'm hoping. i took dat first time scoring 20/20/17..... retook and scored 22/22/18. However, I scored a 20 on RC the first time and 17 the second time :eek:

hopefully, schools will see that i'm capable of reading and the 2nd test was just a fluke....i seriously dunno what happened :confused: :confused:

jb!:)

you're scaring me b/c i got a 20 on RC and i'm planning to retake the DAT
 
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