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#1
05-23-2013
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Difference Between scores and score calculators.

I do not understand why is there a difference between the scores I get on my qbank and the calculators to predict scores.
I have been doing Qbank (Unused, timed) questions.
I put together 7 blocks (322 questions).
Scores 220 (69%), 232 (72%), 233 (72%), 238 (73.9%), 239 (74%), 237 (73%).

When I put these percentages in the score calculators I get higher scores. Why is this? Is it secondary to the experimental questions? Is STEP1 scored over 322 or less questions? How tricky is NBME 7?

#2
05-23-2013
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 Originally Posted by mgonzalezvelez i do not understand why is there a difference between the scores i get on my qbank and the calculators to predict scores. I have been doing qbank (unused, timed) questions. I put together 7 blocks (322 questions). Scores 220 (69%), 232 (72%), 233 (72%), 238 (73.9%), 239 (74%), 237 (73%). When i put these percentages in the score calculators i get higher scores. Why is this? Is it secondary to the experimental questions? Is step1 scored over 322 or less questions? How tricky is nbme 7?
do nbme 15

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