« on: January 15, 2011, 12:27:01 AM »
That makes sense, and # 1 can be accomplished by retaking the same test (if the goal is the testing experience and practice, endurance building, etc.) It's unlikely, though, that you'll get a valid reading on where you need improvement by retaking a test that you've seen before. If your goal is a true diagnostic testing experience, using a fresh test would be very preferable. I know that you are concerned about using up materials, but getting an accurate diagnostic (in terms of strengths and weaknesses, not scoring) is an important part of your prep--given the circumstances you're in, I think it would be worth your while to use another test to get a valid read on where you stand.