It's supposed to be, but it's hard to get a straight answer from either school, both so biased...
I did score higher on my practice tests, but that was on average. I scored anywhere from 168 - 175. The reason I don't really want to take it again is because I don't have as much time as I had before to study and there's no guarantee that I'll do better. As you guys know, there are 20 different factors that determine your test score, aside from how well you do practice tests.
What do you guys think?
If you want to go to Harvard or Stanford, you need to retake the test. Your GPA gives you a decent shot at admission, but with a 169, it's far from a lock.
If you want it, study for it and get a better score. Simple as that.