To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

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To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby justbubbles » Thu May 26, 2011 7:25 pm

... incremental difference in terms of the raw score? :? Totally unscientific, but judging by the curves from PTs 54-62, it seems as though one right or wrong answer makes a huge difference in the overall raw score, if you are scoring anywhere from 166 and above. Am I correct in my assertion?

I'm scoring between 164-172 on the later PTs (timed), but if test day jitters/performance can bring it down a bit, then I guess I'm screwed. :shock:

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby incompetentia » Thu May 26, 2011 7:31 pm

Uh, do you mean scaled score?


Usually from 168-180 it's about 1 scaled point per question missed, depending on the curve.

You'll notice from the curves that there are even occasions where 2-point jumps from single questions happen.


This is why there are often diminishing returns above 170 in terms of admissions.

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby lakers3peat » Thu May 26, 2011 7:31 pm

yes it does. every question matters past 166ish. I noticed on one of my more recent practice tests I made 3 stupid mistakes then I wanted to see what I would have scored if I got all 3 of them right and it actually only improved by 1 point.


This was on PT 33, i got 81 raw score(166) but made 3 dumb mistakes, checking to see how I woudl have done with those 3 right only moved me up to 167 but then after 167, every extra question moves you up a point. If you are trying to get into a t14 I can see how 1 question/1 point will make or break your day but I am just a bad test-day person so I really couldn't care less as long as I score b/w 164-170 this time. I'm content with going to a t50 school personally. Anything higher then that and I know I will have to work too hard in Law School and won't have enough time to commit my life to things beyond my professional career, aka working on my golf stroke ;)

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby johnnyutah » Thu May 26, 2011 7:34 pm

lakers3peat wrote:.

Lol.

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby Marionberry » Thu May 26, 2011 7:36 pm

If that one right or wrong answer is the difference between a 169 and a 170, then it makes a great deal of difference.

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby justbubbles » Thu May 26, 2011 7:51 pm

lakers3peat wrote:yes it does. every question matters past 166ish.


+1

Yah, I noticed that too. On one of the newer PTs my score was 168, but I made about 5 obvious/careless errors. So, that would've raised my score from ~168 to ~173. That's a huge difference! :shock:

Marionberry wrote:If that one right or wrong answer is the difference between a 169 and a 170, then it makes a great deal of difference.


Indeed. As suggested by others, if you've hit 166ish, you're looking at 1 right/wrong = 1 point +/- on the 180 scale, pretty much. :?

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby incompetentia » Thu May 26, 2011 8:26 pm

The implication was that 170/x.xx is much more attractive to LS than 169/x.xx

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 26, 2011 8:29 pm

I had to get two more right to get to 177, so I wasn't too pissed that I flubbed an easy question. I would have been pissed though if I missed and went down two levels.

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Re: To score from 166-180, does 1 right / wrong make a huge...

Postby lakers3peat » Thu May 26, 2011 10:40 pm

yeah its always nice when you look at your raw score and it says Mininimum 85 Maximum 86 and you get the 85. its like a slap in the face to the guy who got one more question right than you because it dun matter beyotch :mrgreen:




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