I guess this is going to be my inaugural post.
Sorry if this is a stupid question, but its been bothering me for awhile now. I've looked around quite a bit, but haven't been able to find definitive/clear answers on the subject.
I know my score is determined by comparing me against the people who wrote the test over the last three years, but does that mean my percentile score is determined in the same way and not exclusively tied to the test I'm taking?
Another question, does scoring a 160 always put the test-taker in a specific percentile (i.e. the amount of questions you need to score correctly to get a 160 changes relative to the difficulty of the test, but 160 always equals the 80 something percentile).
I've tried searching the forums, but the keywords I'm using are too broad and I can't really narrow it down.
There must have been an explanation written by someone in the long history of this forum. If someone could point me in the right direction it would really be appreciated. Again, I'm really just looking for the mechanics of how scores/percentiles are calculated.