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Curved MBE Scoring - How does it work?

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:40 pm
by whitecollar23
So when I first started studying I thought I had to get 67% of the MBE questions right and then get 67% of the points on the MEE/MPT portion to pass if I was going to be passing proportionally across the board. But then I found out that there's a curve for MBE scoring. How much does that curve truly help? If you get 80% of the scored questions correct, does the curve increase your score to 85%? 90%? 82%? What's been people's experiences?

As a side note, I've come across a little trick that almost always works for choosing between two very close answers. I'm already bombarding this forum with other posts, but if people are interested, I'll gladly share the trick that I've recently come across and offer general MBE advice if anyone is interested. I haven't actually taken the exam yet, but I've been doing pretty well on Kaplan MBE questions so far.

FYI: From what I've absorbed, no course has even close to all the material covered in their lectures and they will also likely be missing some material in their outlines, as well. What I'm trying to say is that you should supplement lecture learning with outline learning, outline learning with lecture learning, and then fill in the cracks with practice questions and explanation if you truly want to cover all the materials.

Re: Curved MBE Scoring - How does it work?

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:13 am
by mvp99
They say you should add 10-15 points to your raw score so I guess getting 67% right is like 145-150 scaled MBE score.. not sure though

Re: Curved MBE Scoring - How does it work?

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:22 am
by whitecollar23
mvp99 wrote:They say you should add 10-15 points to your raw score so I guess getting 67% right is like 145-150 scaled MBE score.. not sure though


But wouldn't the amount of points you add depend on your score? Like the more questions you get right, the fewer points you add to your raw score? So 80% right means you add fewer points?

Re: Curved MBE Scoring - How does it work?

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:49 am
by Startled Rabbit
whitecollar23 wrote:
As a side note, I've come across a little trick that almost always works for choosing between two very close answers. I'm already bombarding this forum with other posts, but if people are interested, I'll gladly share the trick that I've recently come across and offer general MBE advice if anyone is interested. I haven't actually taken the exam yet, but I've been doing pretty well on Kaplan MBE questions so far.

FYI: From what I've absorbed, no course has even close to all the material covered in their lectures and they will also likely be missing some material in their outlines, as well. What I'm trying to say is that you should supplement lecture learning with outline learning, outline learning with lecture learning, and then fill in the cracks with practice questions and explanation if you truly want to cover all the materials.


Please share the trick.

Re: Curved MBE Scoring - How does it work?

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:18 pm
by whitecollar23
Startled Rabbit wrote:
whitecollar23 wrote:
As a side note, I've come across a little trick that almost always works for choosing between two very close answers. I'm already bombarding this forum with other posts, but if people are interested, I'll gladly share the trick that I've recently come across and offer general MBE advice if anyone is interested. I haven't actually taken the exam yet, but I've been doing pretty well on Kaplan MBE questions so far.

FYI: From what I've absorbed, no course has even close to all the material covered in their lectures and they will also likely be missing some material in their outlines, as well. What I'm trying to say is that you should supplement lecture learning with outline learning, outline learning with lecture learning, and then fill in the cracks with practice questions and explanation if you truly want to cover all the materials.


Please share the trick.


Shared it in a new thread.