The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Scoring Your Model Mcat Performance
To obtain your score after you have completed the test, check your answers against those in the answer key (see page 192) and total up the number of correct answers in the verbal reasoning, physical sciences, and biological sciences subtests individually. Each of these totals is a raw score and has to be converted into a scaled score. Conversion is done by use of the table shown below.
Having completed the computation of your scaled scores for each of the three subtests, record them on the score card below.
|Subtest||Maximum||Raw Score||Scaled Score|
A score of 11 or higher can be considered superior, 9 to 11 satisfactory, and 8 or less as deficient, requiring remediation in the relevant area tested. After assessing your performance, adjust your MCAT study plan and schedule appropriately.
The two writing samples will be scored independently by two readers, using a scale of 1 to 6. They will be evaluated on how well the challenge of addressing all three tasks has been met. The depth, clarity, coherence, and expository skill of the applicant will be assessed, and all four grades will be added to give a raw score. This score will be converted to an alphabetic scale whose range is J (lowest) to T (highest).
|Verbal Reasoning||Physical Sciences||Biological Sciences|
|Raw Score||Scaled Score||Raw Score||Scaled Score||Raw Score||Scaled Score|
|Source: MCAT: How to Prepare for the Medical College Admission Test, Hugo R. Seibel, Kenneth E. Guyer, et al. © 2006 by Barron's Educational Series. Reprinted with permission.|
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