Originally Posted by positivepsych
LOL @ the Allen Iverson reference. We need a little swag in psychology. ;-)
I also took several old practice tests from test companies scoring around 70-75%, retired questions at 85%, and did higher on the real thing.
The old practice tests are much harder than the real thing, so ignore them as a predictor. The retired questions should be a good guide.
I am studying and am going to take it in a month or two. I got materials from a few different sources, and that has included some drastically different practice tests (in terms of difficulty). Some practice tests seem to be based on prior exam questions, and my scores sound similar to what others have gotten. Then I took some other practice tests that seem more of a study process and were brutally hard. I think the idea was to get people to study through taking the tests, but man, they asked questions like "what was the effect size from this 1968 meta analysis" and I hadn't even heard of the paper. It was demoralizing!