ren2011 wrote:Yes, but basing curve predictions on this forum is risky. I mean, someone pointed out in another thread that the "best" test takers generally take June/Oct tests, not Dec. And the people who aren't freaking out about the test aren't likely to be on here, giving us an unrepresentative sample.
I'm curious, so I'll bite. I've been trawling through this forum since walking out of the test the other day.
I scored 170 on 58, 175 on Feb '10, and was hoping for 180 on 62. I took 61 as a PT and scored 180 (RC -1/LR -1). I didn't regret not taking it in October because I hadn't had the time to prep RC by the test date.
I've been tutoring LG for 2 years, so don't hate me that I'm sure I got -0 on the LG. I had the exp LG for Sec. 2 and the real LG for Sec. 5, and when I saw real games 2 and 3, I kept saying to myself, "wow, this is rough." I had 13 students take this test, so while I was certain they'd ace games 1 and 4, I felt bad when I saw the screwy hypo-laden ones.
I'm responding because I am one who is not freaking out about the test and would otherwise have refrained from posting. Several of my students, who are standard 160-ish 3.5-3.8ers, felt fine about it. They may have choked on stained glass, but at least half aren't worried overall because they hadn't prepped to such an extreme that the 2 screwy games caught them totally off-guard. They applied the skill sets they'd learned and did the best they can, and I think their scores will be where they expect them to be given the relative friendliness of the RC and what I considered average LR.
Personally, I thought it was overall a more difficult test than 61, although the RC was certainly easier than average. I stumbled on one RC and two LR, so whether or not I made my goal likely depends on whether it's a -2 or a -3, hence my interest. What concerns me is that I'm confident I got sunburns, aliens, and stars right, so I'm thinking I just overthought 2 of the "easier" LRs and wrote off the right answers as too extreme or what have you.
Anyhow, best of luck to everyone.