I don't think we have much data yet and schools still don't know what to make of it...
it is a pretty strange scale: gmat-scores-83890.html
So, this season nothing is happening with the IR (don't skip it though).
Next year - we'll know next year.
Hope this helps. I would not skip it but would not put much effort into it either....
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