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Fluctuating Practice Scores

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by aimster, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. aimster

    aimster 2+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Can someone comment on the validity of scaled scores on the AAMC and Kaplan full lengths? My percent correct has steadily risen on each test, but the scaled scores are all over the place. It's freaking me out! Should I just ignore them???
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  3. sesil

    sesil 2+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    I took the aamcs to heart but I didnt bother with the kaplans, especially once they switched to cbt (aka curves all screwed up and had to be redone).
  4. Swatch_VR

    Swatch_VR 5+ Year Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    In the case of someone who has studied thoroughly the testable topics in entirety, then IMO the AAMC coverted scores are very consistent among their practice tests. You should expect to see slight deviation +/- 1 across each section though.

    Each practice tests can only cover a handful of topics, so the score variation might reflect your varied degree of preparedness among all the testable topics.
  5. aimster

    aimster 2+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Thanks...I was just wondering b/c my raw score has been increasing. I thought maybe the score correlations are off. Maybe I'll just focus on reviewing material and not worrying about practice scores.
  6. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I agree about this. Every time I take an AAMC practice test, I get almost exactly the same scores (my raw scores fluctuate more than my scaled scores) interestingly, I seem to usually guess correctly, and miss questions that I should have gotten. who knows

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