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Raw score VS Scaled score

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by fido, May 11, 2007.

  1. fido

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    Sep 14, 2006
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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

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    Feb 24, 2005
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    Moving to MCAT Forum...
  4. oxeye

    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Feb 12, 2006
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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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