Does UCAT coaching work?
2 years ago by Rob
Psychometric tests such as UCAT have been in use in Australia for the last 25 years, but in the US numerous such tests have been in use for well over a century. Coaching organisations are therefore well established there. The officials at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at Princeton say that they have no objection to the coaching because what is important is that students learn the skills that are tested, whether it is at school, university or at a coaching college.
It is to be expected that some would claim that the UCAT is a test that is not susceptible to coaching in an attempt to enhance its reliability and validity. However, there is no test that cannot be coached for. Coaching helps lift an individual’s performance in all competitions: sporting or intellectual.
Coaching certainly improves a person’s ability to some degree – or at least a person’s ability to do better in tests that purport to assess that ability – just as much as coaching helps even elite athletes and sporting stars perform better on that crucial day in competitions that aim to test their inherent ability.