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Exam Structure and Format

The Nelson Denny Reading test (also called the Nelson Denny Police Test) takes 45 minutes including instruction time.

There are two sub tests and four scores as below,

Vocabulary Sub Test 80 multiple choice questions. The content is typical of any high school or college textbook.

Reading Comprehension Sub Test 5 short passages are given, also from general high school or college textbooks followed by 38 multiple choice questions based on the given passage.

Usually, about 50% of the questions are factual and the other half inferential. The total reading score is derived by adding the vocabulary score and the reading comprehension score. The reading comprehension scores are doubled to compensate for the greater number of questions in the first subset.

The NDRT test (or Nelson Denny police test) is also used to identify reading problems to predict academic success, as well as a measurement of positive educational interventions. The most valid academic predictor is the college and high school GPA (.56).

Reading Comprehension

Types of reading questions that generally appear on the Nelson Denny

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Identify the author’s intent, e.g. to persuade, inform, entertain, etc.
  • Make predictions
  • Give the definition of a word from context

Nelson Denny reading comprehension test for police!

Reading Comprehension Practice

Vocabulary

NDRT Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you can but you have to have 'remediation' which means you have to take a course before you can retake the NDRT.
Talk to the school where you are taking the Nelson Denny. Policies vary between schools. Or, try one of our Nelson Denny practice and study guide here
We do not offer answer sheets separately. We have several options for the Nelson Denny : PDF Download Practice as well as Practice Questions
The vocabulary section is timed for 15 minutes and the comprehension section lasts for 20 minutes.
To get the raw scores of each test taker, the total scores at the comprehension section is doubled and then added to the scores from the vocabulary section. This means that scores from the comprehension section are worth twice as much as those from the vocabulary section.

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For anyone who needs to take a Nelson Denny's test for a job, well look no further. This book is informative, expresses, and tons of practice available. I use this book for a law enforcement position. It helped me to recognize stem words and how to critically think through different scenarios just by keywords. I would recommend this book to anyone and not just for jobs but to increase knowledge. It's also good for teens and SAT prep.
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I had to take the Nelson Denny Reading Test for a police academy. The actual test is much easier than the study guide would lead you to believe. Despite some errors in the study guide, it will thoroughly prepare you for the test.

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Book Reviewed: Nelson Denny Study Guide
Very good study help. This book gave me lots of words to learn that was very useful to pass the Nelson-Denny. I recommend this book to anyone that is not a super reader.
Rating: 5 / 5

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Date Published: Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Date Modified: Friday, August 26th, 2022

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  1. TT Nguq
    July 10, 2019
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    SAT says we need this test for accomodations for additional time tests. How do we get an official test?

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