Hello all, London calling!We took the test this morning (15th) and it was hard! I found RC hard, and the first LR too, but logic games better than average, and the second LR okay. I was bummed that the second RC was so easy - I hate experimentals!I reckon the scale will be average, that RC will balance out LG but who knows. I'm praying for a generous scale.Someone on this board predicted the scale would be tough - I was hoping you could tell me why you think this. I've taken a ton of tests but cannot predict the scale well. What do the rest of you think? Easy? Hard?Best wishes,me
Isn't the "scale" a bell curve of the results? How can that be generours or not generous? Do they do something other than a straight curve?
I think it is a bell curve of every test takers score. I do think it will be a more generous curve for the simple fact that there were 28 RC questions. I have never seen that before, and everyone knows most people run out of time on the RC section anyways.
no the scale is independant of any particular group of test takers. its a bell curve of performances of test takers over the past 3 years and based on experimental sections.
Quote from: GreenEqsnHam on June 15, 2004, 03:29:10 PMno the scale is independant of any particular group of test takers. its a bell curve of performances of test takers over the past 3 years and based on experimental sections.So the scale has to be adjusted to that when this batch of results in added to the 3 year running bell curve and the 3 year old test is removed, it it still a bell curve, correct? If so, then the scale is still determined by a curve (combined with other results or standing alone, there is no "generosity" involved.)If not, then I don't understand your post as it would seem to be impossible to use the term "bell curve" and "generous scale" when speaking of the same resultant gardes.Let me know your thoughts please as I never really looked into the issue back when i took the test.
read the link i provided, but i will try to explain it better.