Demystifying the GMAT: Where Do Scale Scores Come From?

Validity & Testing, GMAT, Research Brief

Lawrence M. Rudner


GMAT scaled scores convey the same level of ability over time, and GMAT percentiles convey the competitiveness of scores relative to today’s GMAT test takers. In an earlier column, I discussed the role of the GMAT scaled scores and percentiles. Here, I get more technical and discuss how GMAT scaled scores were developed. Special attention is given to the scale for the new Integrated Reasoning section, which launches June 5.