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Percentiles removed from DAT score report?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by Dr.Payne, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Dr.Payne

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    When I look at other peoples score reports from previous years I have noticed they have percentile rankings next to each score. This year I did not have those on my report and instead I just had the raw score. Anyone know why the ADEA did this? Or am I just some random isolated case?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they did it because the 90th percentile on one test gave a different score on a different test, so it was confusing to read and compare. Now they just give the standardized scores for everyone.
    (Someone correct me if I'm lying)
     
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  5. pulltheleverkronk

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    Yeah... they're gone. Which kind of sucks because I was really curious
     
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    The ADEA person I spoke to told me that they removed them (over a year ago if I remember right) because it was confusing people.
     
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    With that said, the numbers don't change a huge amount. A 20 is still going to be around or above the 90th percentile for most sections, I should think.
     
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    do people just not understand what percentiles are? how are they confusing ughhhh
     
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    I think that's exactly what it is. Some people don't understand percentage =/= percentile.
     
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