f0bolous wrote: bgdddymtty wrote: tfer2222 wrote:
152 was my raw score. I felt good about it until I heard about a 171 in our Barbri class.
no. comparing to the "best" score is so pointless. you should feel good about it.
PSA: goal is to pass. you're way above passing with that score. i got a 145 but i would have been completely stoked with a 120 or even a 112 which is average.
To put this all in perspective, here's what you need to pass with that sort of an MBE score. These numbers are for Texas and use the July 2011 scale but should good enough to illustrate the general principle.
Passing Score: 675
152 simulated MBE = 76% = 144 raw MBE = 157.9 scaled MBE = 315.8 weighted score
MPT/Procedure & Evidence Exam: 20%
29th percentile performance = 135 scaled score = 135 weighted score
(You should obviously expect to do better than this, but this is kind of a "worst reasonable case" scenario.)
Essay Exam: 40%
675 - 315.8 - 135 = 224.2 weighted score = 112.1 scaled score
This score is somewhere between the 2nd and 4th percentiles
You're in a great spot. Don't burn out or freak out. Even if you get no better between the simulated MBE and the real thing, as long as you don't regress you're pretty much in "auto-pass" territory.
TY for this breakdown. I wish I knew what a 29%ile Civ/Crim Pro response looks like.
Yeah, I guess that's true. According to this site (item #6)
, the vast majority of the questions on the P&E exam will be repeats of questions from past tests. Memorize all of those and you can expect to do quite well. Another way of looking at the numbers, though, is that with just the MBE and MPT scores listed above, you could pull a 119 on each of the P&E and essay exams--right around the 8th percentile--and still pass.