Part 1 passing score

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  1. jbiter

    jbiter Junior Member

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    Can someone tell me what you need (before the curve) to pass part one? I understand you need a higher score for Tooth Anatomy and Occlusions, but what about the other subject areas? I am feeling anxious about Monday and would appreciate any opinions going in to the test-thanks

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL ON MONDAY JULY 15TH!!!:D
     
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  3. gryffindor

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    A classmate of mine called the ADA. They said historically, a raw score of 55 to 60 (out of 100) is scaled to a 75 (passing). That's all I know, take it as you want.
     
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    Anyone know what type of raw score you need to get a 90? Good luck on Monday!!!
     
  5. robf

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    What percentile would a 95 on NBDE I be? I didn't get that...I haven't even taking it yet...I just read a post about 95+ for specializing. Good luck to those taking it tomorrow.
     
  6. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member

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    national board score percentile
    99 100
    96 - 98 99.3
    93-95 97.1
    90-92 91.2
    87-89 79.1
    84-86 60.6
    81-83 39.4
    78-80 20.9
    75-77 8.8
    FAILING below 75 2.9
     
  7. gryffindor

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    Thanks Big Poppa! I can't wait for this to be over, so I can forget Biochemistry forever!!!
     
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    Doggie Professional Jackass

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    That looks pretty scary!

    You actually have to score over a raw score of 90 to be about 90th percentile!!!! EEEEEK! :eek:
     
  9. gryffindor

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    Doggie - no, actually you don't need a raw score of 90. There are 100 questions. Up to 15% of those questions are experimental so they don't count. So depending on your raw score, they scale it upto a score out of 100. Then you take that score and see where it falls in the percentiles.
     
  10. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member

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    You probably only need a raw score of about 50 - 55 to get a scaled score of 75. Someone told me that around 24 points is added to a raw score to get the scaled score. I think that would be a good estimation.
     

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