Thrive wrote:Toubro wrote:I find this whole "more difficult" thing hard to buy . . . The MPRE scaled score is the result of statistical equating, which means that the score on any one test needs to be comparable to the score on another test, accounting for varying difficulty. If the test randomly became "more difficult" in March 2017, does that mean an 86 in March isn't the same as an 86 from November 2016?
Even if the test was substantively harder, I think the equating will make it so that the the amount of knowledge/performance required to get any one scaled score would remain the same regardless of which test you took. That's the whole point of equating.
Right. So theoretically, if it is indeed harder, then perhaps a 28-30 out of 50 gets you the 85. But I don't know about that. I thought the exam was very chill and I did it faster than I had ever completed a practice exam. I know for a fact a got a few wrong but the general feeling from others about the exam makes it seem like maybe it was indeed more difficult and I just missed important nuances.
Guess we'll find out soon enough
I walked out of it feeling rather meh. I did about a week of prep, but I still felt beaten up after the exam. During the exam, I did feel like there were more "man this didn't seem to be covered in any of the prep material" moments though; however, I'm not sure how much of that is just on me. All of that said, the exam did not feel markedly harder than any of my practice exams/questions.
Just praying for that pass so I can be at peace.