The DAT is scored on a scale of 1 to 30. However, it is not a linear scoring system.
A 20 on a section doesn’t mean you answered one third of the questions incorrectly, but in fact you may have answered 90% of the questions correctly.
Your score is based on the number of questions you answered correctly in comparison to others who answered questions correctly. It is then calculated through CDA’s proprietary formula.
Each section is scored individually and then groups of sections are scored collectively.
The standard score of 15 signifies average performance on a national basis.
You will receive 6 scores on the DAT:
Total Science (TS)
Academic Average (AA)
Perceptual Ability Test (PAT)
TS = Total Science. Weighted Average from Biology and Chemistry.
AA = Academic Average. Weighted Average from Biology, Chemistry, Reading Comprehension and Perceptual Ability Test.
PAT = Perceptual Ability Test (angle discrimination, form development, cubes, orthographic projections and apertures)