I leave with a question though. The score is scaled considering the percentiles, thus in relation with the other thousands of people taking it, right? This is why a hard test har a -13 curve while an easy one has a -10, am I wrong? Does that mean that my score scaling depends on how we 6 in Italy + 20ish all around Europe did that?
See you later...
Hey Inter, taking a nondisclosed test is tough. February-takers and Sabbath observers here in the States deal with the same frustrations. The good news, however, is that for most people, your strengths and weaknesses on test day closely mirror those in prep. A lot of people underperform their prep by a couple of points, but from what I've seen, their performance by sections tends to line up with prep.
As for the curve, it's a bit more complicated than a straight curve. The point of the experimental section is for LSAC to "test" questions for future dates. Based on the difficulty of the questions that ultimately end up on the test, they set the scale. They then check the scale after the administration of the test to make sure there's nothing crazy there. So if the questions on your test proved to be more difficult to all the students who took them in experimental tests and to all the international and Feb. takers who took that actual test, it would be a more generous curve. So, to your question, no, your curve will not be set by a couple of dozen takers, but by thousands upon thousands of takers like any other administration of the test.