MBE Curve

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JakeTapper
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MBE Curve

Post by JakeTapper » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:02 am

Can anyone explain this to me, as if I’m a 5 year old. Just trying to understand how this works, particularly with a February test that people think was extremely difficult (and is obviously an applicant pool largely of retailers). I’m in CA but have read as much as I can about scaling and the like and either don’t understand or can’t distill it to a simple edict as to what it means for applicants.

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HelloYesThisIsDog
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Re: MBE Curve

Post by HelloYesThisIsDog » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:48 pm

It means you don't know how many questions you had to answer correctly to pass. The number moves depending on how relatively difficult a test was compared to previous tests, which is calculated through equating. Equating is basically a fancy statistical process to compare tests. It doesn't necessarily mean certain questions won't count towards your score (although maybe that's something NCBE does, it's unclear).

It means maybe you'll catch a break, but maybe you won't.

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