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document About the Practice Test
About the Practice Test The PCAT Practice Tests are currently available with items like those you will find on the actual PCAT. Comparative analyses have shown that individuals who took a Practice Test before taking the actual PCAT earned significantly higher PCAT scores than those who did not. You will have access to the Practice Tests from the date...
05 Apr, 2010 Views: 4876
document Are my scores derived by comparing them to the other students who took the exam on the same date as me?
Frequently Asked Question: Are my scores derived by comparing them to the other students who took the exam on the same date as me? Answer: Your percentile rank scores are based on the current norm group each time you take the PCAT. The current norm group is defined as all first-time examines who took the test between October 2004 and May...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2596
document Can I average the scaled scores for each subtest and divide it by 5 to get my Composite Scaled Score?
Frequently Asked Question: Can I average the scaled scores for each subtest and divide it by 5 to get my Composite Scaled Score? Answer: Yes you can, but this works only for the scaled scores; the same method will not work for percentile ranks.
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2648
document Do all the items count? Are there any experimental questions or sections?
Frequently Asked Question: Do all the items count? Are there any experimental questions or sections? Answer: There are some experimental multiple-choice items on the PCAT and one experimental essay section. However, because you will not know which items and essay count toward your scores and which do not, you should do your best and...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2785
document Does Pearson provide any PCAT preparation materials?
Frequently Asked Question: Does Pearson provide any PCAT preparation materials? Answer: Yes. Two PCAT Practice Tests are currently available, with the same content areas that are tested in the five multiple-choice subtests of the actual exam. Both Practice Tests consists of questions like those that you will find on the actual PCAT, along...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 4256
document Does the PCAT examination have sample questions and where are they located?
At http://pearsonvue.com/athena/ you can download a Pearson VUE testing tutorial and a practice exam to familiarize yourself with the test format. The official practice test requires student registration, purchase and can be found here.
09 Oct, 2012 Views: 1941
document Error 223
Error Description: Error 223 Resolution: If you are experiencing this error, please choose no SSN or contact Customer Relations at 1-800-622-3231. They should be able to assist you in getting around this problem. [TN1036]
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2286
document Explanations for the PCAT Practice Test display the same content regardless of question selected
Please ensure the following: Must allow pop-ups because explanation is a pop-up window Must close pop-up explanation before clicking ‘next’ to go to next question. Otherwise, the same explanation will display. If this doesn’t resolve issue, then: Go to Internet Explorer | Tools | Internet Options On General Tab, click...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2415
document General Instructions for the PCAT Practice Tests
The Structure of the Practice Tests Both PCAT Practice Tests consist of 240 multiple-choice items across five subtests. The Practice Tests also include detailed descriptions of the Writing subtest, including information about how you will be expected to compose your essays, how your essays will be scored and reported, sample Writing topics, and...
05 Apr, 2010 Views: 18364
document How long does Pearson keep scores on file?
Frequently Asked Question: How long does Pearson keep scores on file? Answer: PCAT scores are kept on file for 5 years from your testing date.
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2787
document I have scored my subtest. How can I make changes to my answers?
Once a score report is created, the test is completed and you will need to purchase another one.  It is not possible to go back and change answers.
09 Oct, 2012 Views: 1720
document If I have a Verbal Ability scaled score of 407 and a percentile rank of 60, what does this really mean?
Frequently Asked Question: If I have a Verbal Ability scaled score of 407 and a percentile rank of 60, what does this really mean? Answer: Scaled scores for the multiple-choice subtests are always on a scale of 200–600, are based on the number of core (live) items correct, and are calculated separately for each multiple-choice subtest....
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2881
document In the PCAT exam, can you go back and change answers after you have entered them?
Item review is only permitted for some exams or certain sections of exams of the PCAT. Candidates can go back and forth within each section if they are within the time limits. Candidates cannot navigate between the sections of the examination and they cannot go back to a section after time has been called. ...
09 Oct, 2012 Views: 2551
document May I take the PCAT again?
Frequently Asked Question: May I take the PCAT again? Answer: You may take the PCAT again by registering for another test date and paying the test fee. The PCAT Candidate Information Booklet contains instructions for registration on a future date. However, you may want to check with the school or schools to which you are applying to see...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 3519
document PCAT Registration site not accepting Canadian Postal Codes
When entering a Canadian Postal Code into PCAT, it must be typed using the following format with letters in uppercase: "M5S 1A1" or "M5S-1A1" The following will not work: "m5s 1a1", "m5s-1a1", "M5S - 1A1", "M5S1A1", "m5s1a1."
26 Jun, 2012 Views: 2723
document Transaction (Process ID 70) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim
Error Description: Transaction (Process ID 70) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim,  Rerun the transaction An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request Resolution: This can occur upon clicking 'check out' prior to the billing screen, or when...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 7472
document We were unable to verify this credit card account. Please try another credit card or contact your credit card company for further assistance
Error Description: We were unable to verify this credit card account. Please try another credit card or contact your credit card company for further assistance Resolution: This is universal error message, most likely due to declined card. The examinee may try another card. It may also be due to a issue with the credit card servers. You may want to...
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 3701
document What do I do if my scores were canceled?
Frequently Asked Question: What do I do if my scores were cancelled? Answer: Go to the following link to determine what the next steps are. http://pearsonassess.com/hai/images/dotcom/pcatweb.info/PCAT08_CIB_Sections/PCAT08_CIB_Final-After.pdf#page=5
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 2074
document What is my username and password?
If you need password assistance with the PCAT registration or the PCAT Online Practice Test registration, Please contact Customer Relations at 1-800-622-3231.
05 Apr, 2010 Views: 3436
document What is the passing score?
Frequently Asked Question: What is the passing score? Answer: Pearson does not set a passing score for the PCAT. Each school has its own standards. For this information, contact the school or schools to which you are applying.
14 Apr, 2010 Views: 4194

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