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How to interpret your scores...

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by dreamangel17s, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. dreamangel17s


    Mar 1, 2007
    I'd thought it would be a good idea to start a thread on how to interpret the's a lot easier than going around and reading everything. I'll add what I do know about it (although it's not much since this is my first time taking the test). :)

    However, if there is anyone out there who if more familiar with this, please share your knowledge and wisdom with us!:p

    Harcourt's website says:

    "The scaled scores reported for the five PCAT multiple-choice subtests range from 200 to 600, with a median of 400 (i.e., a scaled score of 400 corresponds to the 50th percentile). Scores for the Writing subtest range from 0 to 5, with a score of 5 representing the highest possible score, a score of 1 representing the lowest possible earned score, and a score of zero representing an invalid score.
    In addition to the multiple-choice subtest scaled scores, your personal Score Report will list five subtest percentiles and a Composite percentile. The percentile score shown on your personal Score Report indicates the percentage of PCAT examinees that made up the norm group—all first-time examinees that took the test between October 1998 and March 2003—with scaled scores lower than yours. For example, an examinee who earns a Composite percentile score of 70 scored higher than 70 percent of the examinees from the norm group on the test as a whole. No percentile is reported for the Writing subtest."

    What is a good composite range? What is considered competitive? Does anyone have success stories that they would like to share to give others feelings of hope?:oops:
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  3. gators14

    gators14 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    I have seen reported that 75 and above is compettive at most schools.

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