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Curve

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:45 am
by capelm
Ok so can someone explain this curve to me...I need a 135 to pass in my state, but I just really am curious what raw score this would translate into.

Also, I heard states can do their own curve as well, does anyone know if this is true?

Re: Curve

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:42 am
by styr
capelm wrote:Ok so can someone explain this curve to me...I need a 135 to pass in my state, but I just really am curious what raw score this would translate into.

Also, I heard states can do their own curve as well, does anyone know if this is true?

I've heard that some NCBE tests are normalized relative to other test-takers in the same jurisdiction before scores are equalized on their multi-year standard.

As for raw scores, the MBE raw score is at least 10 points under the scaled score, accounting for experimental questions. More points may be added for discarded questions. I'm not sure what leads NCBE to discard something.

Re: Curve

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:06 pm
by L_William_W
capelm wrote:Ok so can someone explain this curve to me...I need a 135 to pass in my state, but I just really am curious what raw score this would translate into.

Also, I heard states can do their own curve as well, does anyone know if this is true?


I'd guess that it's about ~65% of the questions correct.

Re: Curve

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:46 pm
by UMich11
capelm wrote:Ok so can someone explain this curve to me...I need a 135 to pass in my state, but I just really am curious what raw score this would translate into.

Also, I heard states can do their own curve as well, does anyone know if this is true?


are you testing in Michigan?

Re: Curve

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:17 am
by SuperSpartan88
UMich11 wrote:
capelm wrote:Ok so can someone explain this curve to me...I need a 135 to pass in my state, but I just really am curious what raw score this would translate into.

Also, I heard states can do their own curve as well, does anyone know if this is true?


are you testing in Michigan?


It sounds like they are. I am as well and I feel like the essays went well but the MBE could really go either way. I felt like most questions I was just kind of narrowing answer choices down so it was like a 50/50 shot. I know that a 135 MBE is below average, but does anyone know what that typically translates into as a raw score?

Re: Curve

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:06 am
by capelm
UMich11 wrote:
capelm wrote:Ok so can someone explain this curve to me...I need a 135 to pass in my state, but I just really am curious what raw score this would translate into.

Also, I heard states can do their own curve as well, does anyone know if this is true?


are you testing in Michigan?


No I am in South Dakota. The state has no transparency and finding any information about about anything for this exam or past exams is like pulling your own teeth out.

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Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:11 am
by BVest