Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

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SJU2010
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Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby SJU2010 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:57 pm

Can anyone suggest a good way for me to stabalize my PT scores or is it normal to flutuate by 5 to 7 points each time (goes up and down)? I take a pt each week and often even twice a week.

Also, I have been taking the older PT's (<PT40) and now I took a PT 57 and I saw and my score fell 7 points.AHHH

Thanks

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby DoubleChecks » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:59 pm

SJU2010 wrote:Can anyone suggest a good way for me to stabalize my PT scores or is it normal to flutuate by 5 to 7 points each time (goes up and down)? I take a pt each week and often even twice a week.

Also, I have been taking the older PT's (<PT40) and now I took a PT 57 and I saw and my score fell 7 points.AHHH

Thanks


well <PT40 and PT57 are pretty different

the newer PT's are more reflective of the actual tests being distributed today

iunno if LR has changed much, but i think the general trend is LG got easier while RC got harder over the yrs

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby scribelaw » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:05 pm

The curve gets tighter on the newer tests, too. Are you raw scores pretty similar but your scaled score is lower?

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby cdnguy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:26 pm

5-7 isn't that big of a jump..

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby rookhawk » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:31 pm

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby rookhawk » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:31 am

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby skip james » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:42 am

rookhawk wrote:When you find a correct answer for LR ALWAYS check the next immediate answer because often they are written to distract you with a seemingly good answer followed up by a convoluted/wordy but better answer immediately thereafter. (psychometrician's handywork in practice)


or just read the answer choices backward.

rookhawk wrote:Whenver you read about a reporter or member of the press, the bias is neutral to indifferent.

Whenever you read about a politician or public candidate there is a negative bias.


this seems like a surefire way to get things wrong.

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Re: Why do my PT scores fluctuate so much?

Postby Bikeflip » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:53 am

SJU2010 wrote:Can anyone suggest a good way for me to stabalize my PT scores or is it normal to flutuate by 5 to 7 points each time (goes up and down)? I take a pt each week and often even twice a week.

Also, I have been taking the older PT's (<PT40) and now I took a PT 57 and I saw and my score fell 7 points.AHHH

Thanks

How many PTs have you taken?




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