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I just took Kaplan FL #4, and I got a 39 o_O (13, 14, 12)

The thing is, I felt like I did TERRIBLY on it. I don't feel like my performance merited a 39 at all...It was worth maybe a 33 MAX...but the scale was just SUPER generous. I mean I got 20 Q's wrong out of 77 on PS and still got a 13! That's insane.

I'm taking Kaplan tests with a huge grain of salt from now on...

Anyone else feel this way about Kaplan?
 

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That seems really generous for 74% right to be a 13. So I agree. No experience with Kaplan though.
 

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Yeah. Don't trust your kaplan scores.
 
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Take an AAMC and see for yourself :)

I took AAMC 3, 4, and 5...and I got a 33 on each of them. That was a couple weeks ago though. I can't tell if I have improved since then, or if it's just Kaplan...

My plan is to finish up the rest of the Kaplans up to 6 then do AAMC 7 -11 leading up my my exam on the 25th

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lol at 74% for a 13.

It's more like 85%-90% for a 13 on the AAMCs.

I got a 34 on Kaplan Diagnostic without prep. I got 27ish on TPR without prep. I literally knew like nothing.

So yeah - Kaplan seems to be inflated.
 
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I took AAMC 3, 4, and 5...and I got a 33 on each of them. That was a couple weeks ago though. I can't tell if I have improved since then, or if it's just Kaplan...

My plan is to finish up the rest of the Kaplans up to 6 then do AAMC 7 -11 leading up my my exam on the 25th

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Yes! Kaplan's FLs are inflated and should not be taken seriously. You should look at them as extra practice materials, ignore the scaled score that they give you
 

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How do you have 77 questions on the PS test lol?
 
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Heh, I did the exact opposite. Scored a 29 (12/9/8) on Kaplan FL #2 and then a 34 (13/12/9) on AAMC #4. Kaplan's verbal is so much different than AAMC's that I just completely suck at it. Good thing I'm decent at AAMC's ;)

I think Kaplan's are a joke if you're steadily in the mid-higher 30 range. Truthfully, I'm more of a 30-32 MCAT scorer than a 34. I think Kaplan's are somewhat accurate for high 20 to low 30 scorers, but that's just my opinion.
 

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No, to the title question.

Kaplan tests are apparently part of a business plan. Many students have concluded that Kaplan full length tests get easier toward the end of the Kaplan class so that Kaplan won't have to honor their "higher score guarantee." The "higher score guarantee" says that if you take Kaplan and your score doesn't improve, then you either get a full refund or get to take the class again (there's a few more details than that, but this gives you an idea). Get it?

1. Kaplan uses the "higher score guarantee" to advertise to students
2. Kaplans tests get easier to "prove" that you don't qualify for that guarantee.

That's the theory.
 

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No, to the title question.

Kaplan tests are apparently part of a business plan. Many students have concluded that Kaplan full length tests get easier toward the end of the Kaplan class so that Kaplan won't have to honor their "higher score guarantee." The "higher score guarantee" says that if you take Kaplan and your score doesn't improve, then you either get a full refund or get to take the class again (there's a few more details than that, but this gives you an idea). Get it?

1. Kaplan uses the "higher score guarantee" to advertise to students
2. Kaplans tests get easier to "prove" that you don't qualify for that guarantee.

That's the theory.

Try their diagnostic. Talk about harsh. If you don't score higher on the real MCAT than their diagnostic (after adequate prep, of course), you're an idiot.
 
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