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scale question/theory

Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2006, 07:39:39 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2006, 07:44:22 PM »
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By the way, read this re: scale determination.

That doesn't in anyway disprove what I was saying.

God, you are stubborn.

It wasn't intended to disprove anything.  It was meant to increase the knowledge base so that further discussion can be conducted with fewer assumptions.

Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2006, 07:46:02 PM »
What do you guys think the scale will be to get 155?  160?  I feel like the bottom of the barrel IQ on this board right now. :P

Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2006, 07:49:51 PM »
Fine. But you were just arguing with me over whether the number of test takers over 3 years had any impact on yesterday's scale.

Yes, that was the point of contention.

Let me put it this way: the point of the correlations made between tests is so that different groups of people are measured in essentially the same way.  That is, if you achieved a 175 on this test, you would have (within some threshold uncertainty value) achieved a 175 on any test in the last three years.

I can't think of any way the number of test takers can influence that, but maybe you can prove me wrong.

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Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2006, 08:25:27 PM »
IMHO, the "real" test, no matter when you take it, is always going to be the hardest test you ever took. I think you all need to calm down. I have never seen so many nervous nellies on these boards.

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Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2006, 11:05:22 PM »
how about a - 10 and - 11 for 170? Isn't it possible that both scores get the same score?

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Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2006, 11:08:46 PM »
damn wishful thinking...

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« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2006, 12:56:16 AM »
wait some of you said the scale is pre-determined? ...

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Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2006, 12:59:09 AM »
somebody must've said this already since this thread is like 5 pages long. but while the other three passages were pretty normal, the physics passage was too hard. i think they will curve it accordingly.

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Re: scale question/theory
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2006, 01:14:36 AM »
wait some of you said the scale is pre-determined? ...


How is it predetermined when questions are sometimes thrown out?  They might have a good idea of what the scale will be, but it surely isn't set in stone.