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
Feb 15, 2022
Hi, I am taking the VCLA reading on the 14th and need to get a 241 to pass. I have a high score of 229 on writing(77%) and 235 on reading (71%) does anyone know what unofficial score I need to get to pass. Or have any study tips? I have taken this test almost 10 times and need to pass to student teach. I am 6 points away and have taken the practice tests on the website many times. I am out of study material and would love some advice! thanks!
Where do you get the unofficial scores?
Feb 16, 2022
That 241 you need to pass will be the unofficial score. The reading exam is 100% multiple choice, so there is no time needed to score it by testing personnel. Hitting both versions of the practice tests a couple of times will help you become more familiar with the format, so may be worth working with. Try quizzing yourself on the questions you are missing, maybe researching why you are giving the wrong answers, so that you actually learn more from those misses.
You should see those the day of testing when you complete the exam(s). Of course, they only are the scores for the multiple choice questions, meaning the actual writing portion will not be scored for about 10 days.
Ok thanks. I took it online and don’t see any unofficial scores. I’m assuming the only way to get the unofficial scores is if you take it in the testing facility.
I was just curious to see how I did (percentage wise).
Feb 17, 2022
Best thing about the VCLA is that 10 days later you get your scores. Many tests, such as Praxis Exams take about double that amount of time to report, which results in a lot more nail biting!
Mar 4, 2022
Just got my scores back 469
Reading 80% 243
Writing 68% 226
+ in the Summary
+++ in the Essay
++++ in the correcting sentences
I’m more irritated than anything. Have to pay $90 just to retake the writing section to get that extra point to pass! I’m applying to a Career Switcher program and have up to 2 more tries to pass to get into the program. The History Praxis was a walk in the park compared to this!
Did you use all available time, or did you have time to spare? I ask because if you ended up with time to spare, you may want to spend study time to figure out more about what you wrote versus what they really wanted. If, on the other hand, you wrote right up until test end, you may have missed something that you would have noted if you had more time to write, read, correct, etc. You are comfortably scored higher with your reading score, so it shouldn't be too hard to improve your writing. I would start by working with the essay, and the summary - looks like correcting the sentences is not a problem for you. Best of luck going forward.
Mar 8, 2022
Yes, I did have time to spare. I should have read more forums earlier and taken each subset separately! By the end of the exam I was just worn out. I think my summary wasn’t up to par. I tried to summarize as best I could, but not sure if I did in my own words or what they wanted. I was upset at the 68% for the writing multiple choice, I felt like I got most of those right. But I think I had a lot of which/that questions that I wasn’t sure were right. Scheduled a retake for the writing the first day I was able for March 23. Hopefully just taking one subset I can get that extra point!!!
Jul 4, 2022
Hi! I just took my VCLA and I got a raw reading score of 91% and a raw writing score of 77%. What are the odds I passed the writing one? I’m nervous!!