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Ok, I feel STUPID!!!!

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Has 9 years experience.

Well, took the NET.....

Let me tell you, it wasn't pretty! Ok, well, I didn't actually *DO* the practice tests in my study guide...mostly just looked over it and did a few problems from each type, concerning math. Didn't spend much time on reading since that was of little concern to me.

Anyway, I am a little dissapointed. I knew math was not my strength, but I absolutely BOMBED whole numbers!! And decimals! Everything else math related I scored higher than I guess the "average", even pretty darn good I must say on Algebra, but whew.........did those two bombed scores bring me down!! I ended up with a composite score of 70% in math! I wonder if I did something wrong on whole numbers, I got a 58%, passing is 80%!! Ok, well, OF COURSE I did something wrong, but I mean something careless. I was really freaked out in the beginning and the test started with that.??? Ok, that is what I will tell myself!!:rotfl:

I don't think I understood that part where you had to read as fast as you can cuz I failed that too! LOL! And I am a very fast reader! Got strait A's in all English and writing classes. Composite score 76%, but it says that my reading level is "Independent" which would be in the excellent category, needing no formal "lecture" for understanding. I scored High School level in Math and Post High School reading. All my critical thinking stuff was really good and I was really stressed I guess.:) That's me!!:rolleyes:

I really was having a hard time figuring out the results! They don't really spell it out for you. I can't figure out how to see how many I got right out of each section. Doesn't it tell you, like out of 50 questions you got 25 right or whatever? I can't see where it would say that on the test results!

Overall Net Percentile 89%. Tell me this is OK?? Klone..if you read this, I saw a post from you when searching that indicated you had to get a certain score to get into school. Is that correct? Anyone that is familiar with the Maricopa CC ADN program.....you only need a 50% right? Which I got, right? But do they put you in order of how high your NET scores are? I hope not cuz I really think I am smarter than the test made me out to be....:crying2:

A funny note......several questions in to one of the long divisions I realized that I hadn't remembered to "bring down" the top number:chuckle ..you know what I mean? I think I was sooooo flustered. I was soooooo happy when I hit those algebra questions. Given more time, I think I would have gotten 100% on that and alot better on the other math segments.

I didn't ever know how good my time was on the test, like how long I was taking and when that portion of the test was going to "shut off". Is it possible that I took to long and lost some questions? I cannot imagine I did not run out of time on the math part, I was really thinking on some of them. Does the report tell you this?

And finally, what does Testtaking Skill Level mean? I got a 50??

So, all I need to be concerned about is that my "composite" scores for math and reading are 50%+ right?

Sorry to rant. Needed to vent. Thanks for any info!

Janice

Well, took the NET.....

Let me tell you, it wasn't pretty! Ok, well, I didn't actually *DO* the practice tests in my study guide...mostly just looked over it and did a few problems from each type, concerning math. Didn't spend much time on reading since that was of little concern to me.

Anyway, I am a little dissapointed. I knew math was not my strength, but I absolutely BOMBED whole numbers!! And decimals! Everything else math related I scored higher than I guess the "average", even pretty darn good I must say on Algebra, but whew.........did those two bombed scores bring me down!! I ended up with a composite score of 70% in math! I wonder if I did something wrong on whole numbers, I got a 58%, passing is 80%!! Ok, well, OF COURSE I did something wrong, but I mean something careless. I was really freaked out in the beginning and the test started with that.??? Ok, that is what I will tell myself!!:rotfl:

I don't think I understood that part where you had to read as fast as you can cuz I failed that too! LOL! And I am a very fast reader! Got strait A's in all English and writing classes. Composite score 76%, but it says that my reading level is "Independent" which would be in the excellent category, needing no formal "lecture" for understanding. I scored High School level in Math and Post High School reading. All my critical thinking stuff was really good and I was really stressed I guess.:) That's me!!:rolleyes:

I really was having a hard time figuring out the results! They don't really spell it out for you. I can't figure out how to see how many I got right out of each section. Doesn't it tell you, like out of 50 questions you got 25 right or whatever? I can't see where it would say that on the test results!

Overall Net Percentile 89%. Tell me this is OK?? Klone..if you read this, I saw a post from you when searching that indicated you had to get a certain score to get into school. Is that correct? Anyone that is familiar with the Maricopa CC ADN program.....you only need a 50% right? Which I got, right? But do they put you in order of how high your NET scores are? I hope not cuz I really think I am smarter than the test made me out to be....:crying2:

A funny note......several questions in to one of the long divisions I realized that I hadn't remembered to "bring down" the top number:chuckle ..you know what I mean? I think I was sooooo flustered. I was soooooo happy when I hit those algebra questions. Given more time, I think I would have gotten 100% on that and alot better on the other math segments.

I didn't ever know how good my time was on the test, like how long I was taking and when that portion of the test was going to "shut off". Is it possible that I took to long and lost some questions? I cannot imagine I did not run out of time on the math part, I was really thinking on some of them. Does the report tell you this?

And finally, what does Testtaking Skill Level mean? I got a 50??

So, all I need to be concerned about is that my "composite" scores for math and reading are 50%+ right?

Sorry to rant. Needed to vent. Thanks for any info!

Janice

Hi Janice,

You need a composite score of 50% in math and 50% in reading, so you passed :) I'm not sure what all the other little test scores are, but I know they don't count, so I didn't worry about them. Anyhow, congratulations!!

Curious1alwys, BSN, RN

Has 9 years experience.

Thank you. Just ranting. That is something I do well.........and often. :)

Yeah, my days of worrying about my "score" in anythong are over:uhoh3: . Now it is pass=happy; fail=sad.:chuckle

Janice

your composite score is your percentile rank....so- if you had a composite of 89%, that means you were in the 89th percentile (so 11% scored higher than you)

Thats not bad.

And even if the scores werent as great as you had hoped for, keep in mind that a) it isnt the only factor in admissions b) you can retake it and if you do, you now know what to expect and c) some schools dont even request a NET score.

Good luck with admissions!

Curious1alwys, BSN, RN

Has 9 years experience.

Yeah, you are right Grapejuice! (love that name, by the way). I am sooo over it now. I was just a major stresscase that day. Thanks for the sympathy!!!:)

Janice

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