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Trend for scaling the individual sections

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by akalin24, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. akalin24

    akalin24 Member
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    I'm not sure if the AAMC practice exams (score conversions) are accurate but if they are..... here's what they look like:

    6R most recent with scaled score conversions..

    15 76-77 5 32-35
    14 74-75 <4 0-31
    13 70-73
    12 64-69
    11 59-63
    10 54-58
    9 49-53
    8 44-48
    7 41-43
    6 36-40

    These scaled scores are very consistent for exams 3R-6R.
    How do you think today's MCAT stacked up?? If these are accurate we could have missed 33-34 questions on the Bio section and still recieved an 8.. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Uh...but the scale changes for each test, since their relative difficulties aren't the same.
     
  3. akalin24

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    I realize that but it's weird how the trends seems to parallel each other when it comes to score conversions. There's virtually no deviation from exams 3R-6R.

    Kinda makes you wonder if these etimated scores are worth the paper their printed on!!
     
  4. frank51

    frank51 Senior Member
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    I agree, the PS section on the MCAT today, didn't even compare to the PS on 4R-6R. It seemed like a mixture of the hard passages from TPR and Kaplan.
     
  5. derf

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    with this is mind, i noticed that 57 is the MINIMUM required to get a 10 on 3R-6R. WTF happened to the scaling????..surely 3R-6R could not have been the same in difficulty. Why is it minimum 57 correct for all 4 versions to get a 10. Anyone know how they scale for each test?????????????
     
  6. jtorres

    jtorres Senior Member
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    and i do not anticipate it too be much different for todays MCAT also. the ranges are pretty consistent from test to test. it $ucks to be me.
     
  7. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus!
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    Side note - AAMC makes more money the more often you take the exam...

    Hmmm..
     

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