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Anyone else having trouble finding the kaplan score estimator on kaptest.com? When I click the link, it get a 404, page not found error.
 

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Anyone else having trouble finding the kaplan score estimator on kaptest.com? When I click the link, it get a 404, page not found error.
Kaplan's website is slow as molasses right now, so I am not surprised. And from reading posts the last couple days, it has been and probably will be for a while.
 

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When I logged in this morning, I could access the page but it wouldn't actually calculate anything...
 

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it's working now...i think. it calculated what seems like a very high score for my percentage. anyone else having this issue?
 
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it's working now...i think. it calculated what seems like a very high score for my percentage. anyone else having this issue?
I was able to get it earlier today, but it is giving me the 404 error right now. I thought the calculation seemed a bit high too. I am at 70%, and it predicted a 241. I certainly don't feel like I could get a 241.:scared:
 

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I was able to get it earlier today, but it is giving me the 404 error right now. I thought the calculation seemed a bit high too. I am at 70%, and it predicted a 241. I certainly don't feel like I could get a 241.:scared:
I think it's right, the kaplan q bank has difficult questions, I'm only at 52% correct (I've only done 600 so far) and it says 214 for me...so at 70%, 241 seems about right for their calculator. there is a disclaimer on there that says why their system may or may not be accurate, and they also say to account for their prediction of your score, +/- 16 points.
 

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I was able to get it earlier today, but it is giving me the 404 error right now. I thought the calculation seemed a bit high too. I am at 70%, and it predicted a 241. I certainly don't feel like I could get a 241.:scared:
i know right. i'm at 53% and it's predicting 216. that puts me at 200-232 according to them, which honestly, i feel is high at this point. but i have to believe that their data is pretty strong based on how many people use q-bank. maybe the questions are actually difficult and we are doing better than we think...wishful thinking?:thumbup:
 

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It's been pretty accurate for me, at least using the NBMEs as a judge. I've taken 3 of those so far. My most recent 300 Kaplan questions and my most recent NBME predicted my score within one point of each other.

I agree that Kaplan's questions are harder than NBME questions. I think all of the companies do that on purpose. The point of doing these Qbanks isn't to get a really high percentage on them. It's to teach you some things and make you a better test taker so that you'll do better on the real deal. Just my thoughts, for whatever you think they're worth.
 

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I hope it's right. My scores are ranching from 50's to 70's, but if it's correct then I'm in the clear.... :scared:
 

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after talking to some 3rd years today, it seems as if it might be correct. they were saying that q-bank is much harder than the real exam. these are smart folks who were getting 55-65% and did very well on step 1. i'll let you guys know how it correlates with my NBME score on sunday.
 

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There's no real way of knowing the correlation with NBME's and that score estimator. I'm estimated at a 227 right now (60%), and I got a 206 on NBME 5. What???
 

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im doing better on my nbme exam than the kaplan q bank thing...
i dont know what is a good predictor!!!!!!
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can anyone out there confirm or deny the accuracy of the predictor? i know there have to be a few of us SDN folks who still use Q-Bank...right?
 

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Just posted on another similar thread....

My overal qbank score is 67%, which the estimator translates as a 238. My NBME scores are all between 230 and 240. So it seems pretty accurate for me.

We'll see how I feel this coming Tuesday...:eek:
 

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thanks. i'm getting the impression that it actually is reasonable accurate given the +/- 16 interval.