6TimeFailure wrote:BrokenMouse wrote:
I was re-evaluated and got WILDLY fluctuating scores 3 of which were lower, 3 of which were higher all evening out. One of them went from 75 to 60. Like literally HIGH PASS to FAIL. What the flying fuck is this.
That's totally bizarre. I did not know they can give lower grades on re-evaluation.
It's my understanding that you get a 'fresh' re-score and then its averaged with your initial score. It's inconsequential whether the re-score is higher or lower.
Thus, if at first look you get a 75, and then you get a 60 on the re-score, you're new score is 67.5 for that essay. It absolutely sucks, but it's entirely possible you could go from nearly passing to being far from a pass.
That said, a difference of 15 points is absolutely INSANE. There is absolutely no reason two qualified bar graders should come up with grades that wildly different for a single essay. It tells me one of two things: (1) They're grading is too subjective and they need to work with graders in this area or alter how they do re-grading or (2) They employ varying standards on re-grades (i.e. grade more harshly). A friend of mine had a similar experience getting screwed on his re-grade from this exam. It sucks