# Raw score VS Scaled score

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#### fido

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According to the EC 101 verbal (assuming the verbal section is 60 questions)

raw score = scaled score
60= 15
58-59 = 14 ??? answering a single question raise your score one point
45-48 = 10 ?????? for me 10/15=2/3 so 40 only should= 10
30-33 = 6??????? 30/60 should be 7.5 on my scale to be rounded 8
<16 = 0???so if you answered 15 questions or 1/4 of the test u got zerroooooo

So just an innocent question. Is that true?what about curves??

#### DrBowtie

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Moving to MCAT Forum...

#### oxeye

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Honestly, no one really knows exactly how the AAMC scores the tests (except the AAMC).

The lowest possible score in any section is a 1, though - not a 0.

And at the top end of the scale, yes it is likely that one or two questions could be the difference between a 14 and 15. Since the scores are normalized, it makes sense that is the way it would have to be.

I'm not really sure if this answers your question or not, though. Let us know ....