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j8131

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To those who have taken the MCAT before April: do you get to see the scaling tables when you get your scores. Obviously, the AAMC practice tests have the tables that show the raw score ranges, but I've never seen a table for, say, April 2004 or any real test. Do you get that with your scores?
 

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I don't think that info has the scaling tables. At least I can't find it.

I was kinda curious to see the tables for last year, so I checked. Am I just missing it?

Edit: By scaling tables, I mean raw score ranges for each scaled score (e..g 76 - 77 = 15, etc.)
 

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No, you don't get to see scaled scores vs. raw scores. You only get to see scaled scores and percentile ranks.
 

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I'd prefer never to see my raw score and the scale translation. My raw score is something AAMC can know and keep to themselves, in my opinion <g>.

I had one very easy question on PS (and there weren't many easy slam-dunks, were there?) and I made a stupid calculation error while scratching in the margin - couldn't figure out why my answer wasn't there - looked over my math, couldn't see it - guessed wrong answer - moved on due to time pressure. The sixth-grade algebra error I was making came to me Sunday. Anybody else obsessing over one or two questions? (Better than crying over the whole thing.)

But if I saw my raw scores and was one correct answer away from the next higher ranking and a point higher on my MCAT total - I don't think I'd jump off a bridge, but it sure wouldn't be pretty.

Right now I'm telling myself that I'll be right in the middle of whatever score I get in PS - 2 or 3 answers (or more) away from the next higher score. That's the story I'm telling myself, and I'm sticking with it.

I could live with that indefinitely. Or until August, the way things are going.
 
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