Predicting chances of passing by comparing scores on your practice tests

  1. Hey everyone,

    I have been doing the Lippincott and Kaplan practice exams and have a small range that I always fall into for results.

    On kaplan using their 2007 book i get 69-70% correct.

    While on the lippincott cd-rom i get in the high 70% Range.

    I am just wondering how this plays out when i go to take the NCLEX? Also on my schools pre-rn exam given by ERI, i recieved a 70 (With the national average being a 58 and school average a 60).

    I am just worried as everyone usually is... and i just want some reassurance.

    If it is known that scoring a certain percentage like 60 or 70% and above means you are well off for the NCLEX please inform me!
    Last edit by Vich on Dec 31, '06
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  3. by   dijaqrn
    Where did you go to nursing school?
    High 60's are good for Kaplan but Lippincott score should be closer to 80. Also, have you accessed all the extra materials from ERI? Your school will give you the login info, if they bought the package of exams every module you can review for a year for free. Good luck!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   Imafloat
    I was told if you made above 70 on Kaplan you would be fine.
  5. by   mom2michael
    I've been told, if you get more right than wrong when studying, you should be happy. If you want to ensure you are doing well - get more right than wrong plus a couple "extra" for a padding.

    I've known people who have scored 50-55% on Kaplan and did just fine on the NCLEX.
  6. by   Vich
    I went to nursing school at Univ of MD. I scheduled myself for this Thursday Jan, 4th. And I have only prepared since the 29th of Dec. I decided to take a plunge and take the NCLEX before my cruise...

    Hopefully I made the right choice!
    I felt confident that taking it sooner rather than later would be more beneficial because I still have alot of stuff in my head!

    Thanks for the replies. I just wanted to know how my results on the practice exams might translate into the NCLEX.
  7. by   LSaunders6
    Good luck on the test. Let us know how the test was. I'm currently getting prepared to do the test. I'm very nervous. Please reply with some good news.
  8. by   hamburg
    this is what my instructor told me

    as lon as u are above that line and u have a minimum of 7-10 right answersin a row with up and downs above the line u would be on the passing area.......
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  9. by   Vich
    I got the MOSBY CAT and have scored 94-99% of passing. I am pretty confident now!
  10. by   Leilah75_RN
    Quote from Vich
    I got the MOSBY CAT and have scored 94-99% of passing. I am pretty confident now!
    sweet!!! thats is so lovely to hear!

    best of luck on your test and congratulations in advance!!!
  11. by   Achoo!
    I ahve been doing the ATI online exams and am scoring above 70% on all of them. The way they score is strange, but I think that is good.