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Computer MCAT Scaling

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by SAspursfan, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. SAspursfan

    SAspursfan 2+ Year Member

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    I'm sure this has probably been brought up a billion times, but does anyone else think that the MCAT got a whole lot easier now that it's computer based? I mean I walked out of there thinking I just destroyed the thing. And sure, I studied a lot more this time and expected to do much better than the first time, but I honestly felt I could have improved my score by ten points... that is, until it occured to me that the scores are scaled and therefore if everyone improves as much as you did, your score won't change much. What do you all think? For instance, are you going to have to get 100% on P.S. now to get a 15? (and I know every test is different, I'm just speaking in general).
     
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  3. ILPsychDoc

    ILPsychDoc 5+ Year Member

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    While I feel that the test format might be easier, I dont think it will greatly effect anyones raw score... maybe a max of 1-2 more correct answers.

    When push comes to shove you either know that mitochondria are maternally inherited or you dont, test format wont change that. Your scores will still be pretty stable and comparable to everyone's scores. Just my .02.
     

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