Tool (PEAT) and Other Practice Exams
Many students often ask which practice exams they should take, and what the differences are with the PEATs (offered by the same company that writes the NPTE). Here you find information on the Regular Retired PEAT, Practice PEAT, Academic PEATs, as well as other practice exams (Final Frontier, TherapyEd, Scorebuilders, etc.).
Regular Retired PEAT: An old NPTE exam and has 250 questions which all came in the NPTE together (passing score is 154/200).
Regular Practice PEAT: A random assortment of questions which were made by FSBPT and may or may not have made it to the actual NPTE (it is harder to score well so passing score is 136/200).
Both Regular Retired and Regular Practice PEATs are available to anyone (DPT student or any foreign trained PT) and can be bought for $99 from FSBPT.
Academic Retired PEAT: which is an old NPTE exam and has 250 questions (passing score is 144/200).
Academic Practice PEAT: A random assortment of questions which were made by FSBPT and may or may not have made it to the actual NPTE (Passing score is 141/200).
Academic PEATs are only accessible to DPT students enrolled in CAPTE accredited programs and can be bought with a school code (4 digit code). They are usually $79 and most schools pay for their students as a group.
FSBPT released data in 2014 saying if you pass the Regular Retired PEAT, there is 99.3% chance that you will pass the NPTE on the first attempt. The Academic PEATs are more recent indicator of your preparation but FSBPT has not released recent correlations them with NPTE scores.
PEAT, Final Frontier, TherapyEd, Scorebuilders
Only Retired PEAT and NPTE Final Frontier exam publish data on NPTE correlation and both are highly recommended for everyone. Other practice exams may be useful, and should be added to a study program to gain practice question rationales, and increase testing stamina.
If you pass the retired PEAT, you should be fine and pass the NPTE!