How Accurate are Practice OATs on ASCO’s Website?

This is a question asked on SCCO’s Facebook Group for Pre-optometry Students (http://www.facebook.com/groups/SCCOadmissions/).  Bulleted, you will find answers from both SCCO students and Facebook Group members:

Does anyone know how accurate the practice OAT on the ASCO website is to the real test? 

  • “I actually found that the real OATs were more difficult compared to the practice one on ASCO.”
  • “I found that after taking multiple full-length Kaplan tests, the practice OAT on the ASCO site was a lot easier than the real test. I think the practice test is a shortened version of the real test so the scores aren’t as accurate. My score on the real OAT were much more similar to my Kaplan test scores than the ASCO practice test.”
  • “I have to agree with my other classmates.  Practice OAT on the ASCO website was easier than the actual OAT. I would advise that you take it to get extra practice but it is also a good idea to take any online practice tests you can find (such as the ones given in the Kaplan course). I think practicing with the online tests allows for a more realistic simulation of the OAT since you will be taking it on a computer at a Prometrics testing site. Good luck!!”

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