Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

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Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby wert3813 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:03 am

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby remix » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:12 am

The curve is pre-determined.

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby wert3813 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:15 am

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby NoodleyOne » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:41 am

It's not a curve.

It's equated.

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby wert3813 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:46 am

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:48 am

Cancelled scores definitely count towards the curve. There have been tests where you can miss like 14 and still get a 170. That means that test had a shitload of people cancel.

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:49 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:Cancelled scores definitely count towards the curve. There have been tests where you can miss like 14 and still get a 170. That means that test had a shitload of people cancel.

:lol:

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby Br3v » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:52 am

OP, the "curve" is decided before the test begins. They do this because the test is made up of different experimental sections from tests of the past. LSAC then sees how a 170 scorer did on those sections on average, how a 171 scorer did, how a 155 scorer did, and on and on. They then put all the sections together to make a new test and thus have a pre-determined "curve" which states you can miss x questions and get an x score.

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby Big Dog » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:06 am

there is no curve.

And no, cancelled scores cannot count for equating. PRIOR to the test, LSAC knows with near certainty how many folks will miss each question -- easy, medium and difficult. They then balance out the easy, medium and difficult questions to get the test 'hardness" that they desire PRIOR to its administration.

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby wert3813 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:07 am

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Re: Cancelled scores count towards the curve?

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:46 am

wert3813 wrote:
Br3v wrote:OP, the "curve" is decided before the test begins. They do this because the test is made up of different experimental sections from tests of the past. LSAC then sees how a 170 scorer did on those sections on average, how a 171 scorer did, how a 155 scorer did, and on and on. They then put all the sections together to make a new test and thus have a pre-determined "curve" which states you can miss x questions and get an x score.


Got it. Wonder why they don't make every "curve" the same then. Seems like this would be feasible (if the data is valid for a whole RC, LR, or LG it would be equally as valid for individual games, passages and LR questions.

This is a really dumb hypothesis, that isn't true, and more importantly, doesn't give any reason for adopting it.




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