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Career Guidance Tests

Differential Aptitude Tests for Guidance (DAT for Guidance)
George K Bennett, Harold G Seashore and Alexander G Wesman, 1986

To assess aptitudes relating to job
suitability and performance for school
leavers and adults

10 to 30 minutes per subtest,
Paper & Pencil

The DAT has a history stretching back to 1947 with its original authors being amongst the most prestigious names in the history of psychometric test development. The unrivalled development history of the DAT and the accumulated validity data over more than four decades gives this publication unassailable authority. 
DAT for Guidance builds on previous work carried out by The Psychological Corporation into reliable and valid measures of individual aptitudes and the results have seen the development of a shorter battery of tests with new items and UK norms. 

DAT for Guidance assesses eight different types of ability, or aptitude, which can be related to success in different areas of employment. It is essentially a profiling instrument. Its co-standardised tests provide an eight point profile which portrays relative strengths and weaknesses in an individuals key aptitudes. 

The eight abilities are:

DAT for Guidance has been specifically designed for convenience and simplicity of use. Its high quality format provides for easy administration and enables results to be interpreted quickly and with confidence. It may also be administered together with the Career Interest Inventory to provide a combined assessment of interests and aptitudes. 

Our new, customised Windows® system DAT/CII Interpreter V2.0 is available for use. Features include raw score conversion, unlimited custom norms, profiling and the provision of detailed narrative reports at the press of a button. These reports can then be easily imported into a word-processor for editing before a hard copy is requested. This program is able to accept data and generate reports for both the schools and guidance DAT/CII tests and incorporates Irish DAT norms as standard. 

Available Products


Test Booklet
Hand Scorable Answer Sheets, pack of 10
Practice test for General Abilities Battery and Technical Abilities Battery, pack of 10
Machine-Scorable Answer Sheet, pack of 50 (40 track)
Machine-Scorable Answer Sheet, pack of 50 (48 track)