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 RedSoxSuck 05-01-2012 03:50 PM

Scaled score

Hey guys,

Quick questions. My school offered cbsse score says its a "total scaled score 75". Does anyone know what does that mean? Gracias!

 johndoe3344 05-01-2012 04:43 PM

If you mean the school administered CBSSA (the pencil and paper and scantron one), they should have a chart at the end that can help you convert your scaled 2 digit score into an estimated 3 digit score. All I can tell you was that my score of 70 corresponded to a 200.

 RedSoxSuck 05-01-2012 04:50 PM

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 Originally Posted by johndoe3344 (Post 12463399) If you mean the school administered CBSSA (the pencil and paper and scantron one), they should have a chart at the end that can help you convert your scaled 2 digit score into an estimated 3 digit score. All I can tell you was that my score of 70 corresponded to a 200.
Not that. I have already converted the 2 digit into 3 digit. It said Total scaled score so does it mean that it was curved or scaled depending on how everyone else performed? Or is it question correct / total number of question....which would be 150 / 200 = 75

 RedSoxSuck 05-02-2012 04:37 PM

anyone?

 ijn 05-02-2012 05:56 PM

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 Originally Posted by RedSoxSuck (Post 12463426) Not that. I have already converted the 2 digit into 3 digit. It said Total scaled score so does it mean that it was curved or scaled depending on how everyone else performed? Or is it question correct / total number of question....which would be 150 / 200 = 75
No it is not your % correct. So yeah, it's curved based on historical national performance of students who took those questions. Presumably the questions in the exam are retired STEP 1 questions, so the NBME has a good basis on which to weight them. The two digit scaled score converts to a three digit STEP 1 equivalent score. It is not a percentile. This is what my CBSA score PDF says:

Scaled score = STEP 1 equivalent
70 = 200
72 = 205
74 = 210
...
94 = 260
>94 = >260 (past that there is no conversion)

so...
+2 points scaled score points = +5 STEP 1 score points

 RedSoxSuck 05-02-2012 06:05 PM

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 Originally Posted by ijn (Post 12467984) No it is not your % correct. So yeah, it's curved based on historical national performance of students who took those questions. Presumably the questions in the exam are retired STEP 1 questions, so the NBME has a good basis on which to weight them. The two digit scaled score converts to a three digit STEP 1 equivalent score. It is not a percentile. This is what my CBSA score PDF says: Scaled score = STEP 1 equivalent 70 = 200 72 = 205 74 = 210 ... 94 = 260 >94 = >260 (past that there is no conversion) so... +2 points scaled score points = +5 STEP 1 score points
Make sense. Thanks

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