Do people score lower or higher than their avg. on test day?

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Do people score lower or higher than their avg. on test day?

Postby msquaredb » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:35 pm

From people own experiences or observations on this thread which is it for most people? Higher, lower, or is there no correlation between test day and deviations from practice averages?

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Re: Do people score lower or higher than their avg. on test day?

Postby minnbills » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:40 pm

It's typical to score within your score band. If most of your practice tests are within, say, 160-165, you're likely to score anywhere within that band.

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Re: Do people score lower or higher than their avg. on test day?

Postby msquaredb » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:43 pm

How do you determine a score band for yourself? Is it +/- a certain number on each side of your average or your range in the past however many practice tests?

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Re: Do people score lower or higher than their avg. on test day?

Postby minnbills » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:46 pm

msquaredb wrote:How do you determine a score band for yourself? Is it +/- a certain number on each side of your average or your range in the past however many practice tests?


The latter. If you're consistently scoring in a particular range (it can be big or small) you're likely to end up in that range on test day.

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Re: Do people score lower or higher than their avg. on test day?

Postby msquaredb » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:49 pm

minnbills wrote:
msquaredb wrote:How do you determine a score band for yourself? Is it +/- a certain number on each side of your average or your range in the past however many practice tests?


The latter. If you're consistently scoring in a particular range (it can be big or small) you're likely to end up in that range on test day.


Hmm...that isnt what I wanted to hear :( My scores have been decreasing. I hope I am just burnt out from studying ( I do take them after a full day of class as well) and a hiatus before the exam will allow me to be refreshed.




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