[lpi-discuss] lpi exam beta questions? and exam cram2 LPIC 1 book
torsten.scheck at gmx.de
Fri Oct 15 05:49:07 EDT 2004
> Hey whats with the beta questions!? lol thats kinda unfair, I just took the
> LPI 101 exam and passed it thank God ;) but I was surpised at having 25 beta
> questions that werent even gonna count on my exam and I didnt know which
> questions were beta and which werent that was kinda unfair lol beta is for
> voluteeners but oh well
This method is very common for exams. ETS, for example, provides an
additional 4th section of their 3-section-test just for beta analysis.
(They can't insert the beta items in one of the three sections as they
use adaptive testing.)
>>The Experimental Section
In addition to these three scored sections, there may be one
"experimental" section that looks just like one of the scored sections
but does not count toward your score. ETS uses the experimental section
to pre-test the questions that will show up on the scored sections of
future GREs. The main thing for you to know about the experimental
section is that it's unscored.
This section looks just like one of the scored sections, so it's
important for you to do your best on it too — you won't be able to tell
which section is the experimental one anyway. A lot of people try hard
to figure out which section is experimental. But all you will know is
that if you have two sections of one measure type (and only one each of
the others) then one of these sections is the experimental one.
Trying to figure out which section is experimental can actually be
hazardous to your test score. There's a good chance that you'll guess
wrong, and that's not worth the risk. The effort you spend trying to
guess which section is experimental can be a real distraction too.
Finally, it's doubtful that taking a snooze during a section will help
you; it may actually lower your score if you can't get your brain
working again at full steam when the next section begins.
Sometimes there's a fifth section called the "Research Section" which
does not count toward your score either. The Research Section is
optional, so there's absolutely no reason for you to complete it.<<
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