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Raw score VS Scaled score

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by fido, May 11, 2007.

  1. fido

    fido 2+ Year Member

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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??
     
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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Moving to MCAT Forum...
     
  4. oxeye

    oxeye Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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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 ....
     

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