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Kaplan readjusted their practice test scores today!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by ChrisMack390, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. ChrisMack390

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    For anyone who has been discouraged by getting the same low scores over and over, go check out your old practice tests today. Most of my practice tests bumped up a point or two, and my best went from 507 up to 509, which is actually a decent score!

    I know these don't matter that much, but its psychologically really nice to see decent numbers after a grueling practice exam.

    Also, I'm sure the numbers are still somewhat deflated. Keep in mind it is in the test prep companies interest to deflate the scores.
     
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    You are right, but for some reason my old tests are still same score. Maybe it's only for new tests? Not sure.
     
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  4. ChrisMack390

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    I noticed that some of mine changed and some didn't. I am guessing it depends on the difficult and number of questions you got right/wrong.
     
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    So do you think 10-15pts added to Kaplan scores is still legitimate?
     
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    I think 15 point is way too exaggerated. :) Even 10 points was a bit stretched. Maybe it is now roughly 5-8 points difference (Kaplan been harder than real MCAT). But I don't count P/S - still very suspicious about Kaplan P/S.
     
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    The old scoring, yes +15 seemed accurate. Now? no. maybe +4 or 5.

    My old section tests and FL are NOT rescored so apparently, I still suck. :( :( :(
     
  8. ChrisMack390

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    Well its the same questions but the scores rose, so I think its fairly obvious that the scale will need to be adjusted. Maybe +5-10 instead of +10-15.

    Personally, I would not really trust +10-15 anyway, even on the old scores. Most people who posted in the spreadsheet got roughly 500 on the diagnostics, which would put them in 90th percentile without even studying. I got a 502 on my first practice absolutely cold, and I would be ecstatic if I got a 517 on the real thing...
     
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    Just saw my updated scores :/
    Each exam shows a 2-point increase, putting me at a 492 now. I'm hoping there's still AT LEAST a +5 difference in the test scores. haha
     

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