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Knewton Free diagnostic Test scoring- a little weird?

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Re: Knewton Free diagnostic Test scoring- a little weird? [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2012, 13:59
i have had the same issue with Knewton CATs as some other posters here.

I signed up for the Knewton course having scored 660 in the official GMAT exam based on the 50 point guarantee. The guarantee worked because my score went up to 720 in the official exam.

However, my Knewton CAT caused me extreme stress as I was scoring 580-620 in my Knewton CATs but a day later scoring 710 on the official GMAT practice test. I was unsure about which exam was an accurate reflection of my scoring potential. Luckily, on test day, the Knewton CAT was not representative! However, this caused confusion for me and undue stress like many others who have posted on here.

My advice is for any Knewton student to not get stressed with a low Knewton CAT score as in my experience it is not remotely representative of an official GMAT score.
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Re: Knewton Free diagnostic Test scoring- a little weird? [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2012, 14:46
Hi guys, interesting observation:

I just took the diagnostic and scored a 720, with 46 Q and 43 Verbal.

Funny thing is that I got only 2 questions wrong in quant, and was penalized enough to receive a 46. I do have to note that one of the questions wrong in quant is number 3, which came very early in the game. Perhaps their "adaptive" algorithm penalizes you quite hard by bringing down the difficulty level of the questions if you mess up early.

Got 7 questions wrong in verbal, 4 of which are near the end.
Re: Knewton Free diagnostic Test scoring- a little weird?   [#permalink] 09 Mar 2012, 14:46
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