Hesi score vs Hesi conversion score

  1. Hey all, I'm new here but have been lurking since I started school a few months ago.

    I just took my first Hesi exam for fundamentals and was wondering how the Hesi score relates to the Hesi conversion score.

    My conversion score was an 84.15%, and my hesi score was 905. I'm pretty happy with those results. After talking to a few people I can't for the life of me figure out how the scoring works. Here are a few peoples grades that I talked to

    73.9% - 854
    74.1% - 756
    78% - 946
    80% - 803
    83% - 980
    84.15% - 905

    I am really confused by this. How does someone get a 73.9% and get an 854, while someone else gets a 74.1% and gets a 756. Also seems weird to me that a 78% can get a 946, while an 84.15% gets 905. Can anyone answer this?
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  3. by   203bravo
    HESI assigns weights to questions -- the more "difficult" a question is deemed to be the more weight it has in the scoring process... since no one but HESI knows the particular questions and their assigned weights, there is no way to rationalize a HESI score with a conversion score.
  4. by   j-rod
    the conversion scored is also measured in the same way though. maybe i should have asked this: Has anyone else noticed a higher conversion score than someone else, but a lower hesi score?
  5. by   203bravo
    Quote from j-rod
    the conversion scored is also measured in the same way though. maybe i should have asked this: Has anyone else noticed a higher conversion score than someone else, but a lower hesi score?
    Yes this is common...that's what I was attempting to point out.. it is common for 2 students to get the same HESI score and that their conversion score to be widely different because of the question weights. In my experience there is no evident rhyme or reason to predicting the scores....

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