Discussion in 'Basic Skills Tests' started by mspv124, Mar 3, 2011.
Jun 9, 2019
Will do. Thx.
Jul 13, 2019
Just out of curiosity, I scored a 65% on the first time I took the writing and I failed? How did that happen?
Different versions of the same standardized test are more difficult than others and so the “curve” that is applied depends on the rigor of questions. If someone passed with a 60% on the writing and your 65% resulted in a fail, then it stands to reason that your version was deemed easier than the other one and the curve applied for your test was less.
I am not sure. What was your score on the reading???
May 29, 2020
Okay so 71% in reading and 74% in writing and I finished my summary and essay portion. Do I have a chance in passing?
Jul 19, 2020
That test is 100% multiple choice, so I don't see how getting 94% correct could be anything but passing. If we were talking about the writing portion of the test, I would hedge my bet.
Jul 20, 2020
One passes or doesn't pass the whole of VCLA, if memory serves: what your 94% will buy you is not needing as high a score on the writing portion as you might have otherwise.
Thank you so much!
Apr 22, 2021
Reading VCLA- raw score 74% official 235
Writing VCLA - raw score 74% official 235
I got a +++ on both summary and composition
passed with exactly 470!!
Nov 14, 2021
I received an unofficial of 77% on both subtests. Do you think I can pass?
Nov 15, 2021
For more insight to the VCLA exams, scoring and percentages, go to the link:
Your scores/percentages let us know this. You got 77% correct of the reading subtest. The 77% that you scored on the writing test indicates that you got 77% of the multiple choice questions correct which make up 50% of the writing subtest. This said, you have no score for the other 50% of the writing subtest, because it is scored by real people or a different program. There are also several different versions of the exam, some considered harder than others by the people who have taken the tests. I included the other threads that I am aware of posted on this forum, which will give you more insight. When push comes to shove, the best news is the fact that you will get your official results in 10 days from your date of exam, which is far shorter than most other exams similar to this exam, such as the Praxis exams. You score in the reading subtest may be able to score higher than 235, which is "half" of the exam. Every point over 235 is a benefit if you have to retake the writing subtest. It is common for test takers to do better on one of the subtests than the other. The best news is that if you "pass" the reading subtest with a score of 235 or higher, you will only have to retake the writing subtest, and you will have the entire time to work on just that one exam. My son had to take the VCLA and because he has some vision issues that makes him a slow reader, we decided to take the subtests with all time available for both the reading and the writing subtests. He ended with very little time left over on either of the two days, but he had the time to do his best, and he passed on the first try with a great score. He was able to breathe a sigh of relief when the scores were higher than he could have hoped for