Then what's the story with the "removed from scoring" questions? I figured either there was something wrong with the question, and/or everyone who took that test got it wrong and they took it out. But if they scale it beforehand they wouldn't retract questions after the fact. Or maybe that's just an anomaly, and not the rule. ?
LOL June is not super representative of most scales. That was the test administration I had the misfortune of taking. It was a killer. Seriously, you need to get 92 right to get a 170? Is that ludicrous to anyone else?
Which administration was 50? December '06? I hate those 'really' moments. I had a 'really' moment when seeing my email from the June '07 test. It was actually more of a 'oh [f-bomb]!!!'.
Diagnostics are dumb in general, in my opinion -- it's hard to get a sense of where you stand until you've spent some time understanding the exam in general, and your initial score can be very unrepresentative of your final score. I therefore find taking a timed diagnostic unnecessarily limiting and discouraging from a pyschological perspective.