If you’re planning on attending a trade school, there’s a good chance you’ll be required to take the Career Programs Assessment Test, or CPAt. This is a test that measures your abilities in three areas-language, reading, and numerical skills. It’s not as comprehensive as the ACT or SAT, which are designed for people planning on attending four year colleges and universities. As such, it doesn’t take nearly as much time to complete-the entire test, all three sections, lasts about an hour.
The minimum passing scores are 42 in language, 43 in reading, and 41 in numerical skills. These CPAt scores indicate that a person has the skills and aptitudes to benefit from an education. As you can see, it’s vitally important that you do well on the test if you hope to attend school to learn a trade. But with some study, and a little preparation, anyone who puts their mind to it should be able to pass.
CPAt Skill Building Exercises