How accurate is the "average"?

4/24/2018 4:16:03 PM
I absolutely love the free trial, and I will be buying the subscription as soon as my semester ends, however, the only question I have revolved around the "average" score that displays after taking a section.

Does this average signify the average score among all people that took it?
And finally, how is the "average" adjusted, because I would assume that a lot of people who make free trial accounts might be spamming random answers to just look at questions. I hope my point makes sense, but in other words, how accurate is the average meter.


4/26/2018 7:16:21 PM
lnuz160585 wrote:
I absolutely love the free trial, and I will be buying the subscription as soon as my semester ends, however, the only question I have revolved around the "average" score that displays after taking a section.

Does this average signify the average score among all people that took it?
And finally, how is the "average" adjusted, because I would assume that a lot of people who make free trial accounts might be spamming random answers to just look at questions. I hope my point makes sense, but in other words, how accurate is the average meter.


shut up kid


5/3/2018 11:53:42 PM
imo you should disregard the average and view it as nothing more than a neat but superfluous feature. Just focus on questions that YOU struggle with, spent a long time on, or got wrong. Like you mentioned, a lot of people take practice questions just to see them (and the answers) - I'm not innocent of this myself. There may be an intuitive way of screening for these effects (e.g. only factoring responses that take longer than x seconds, but there are questions that can legitimately be answered near instantly, so this wouldn't be a perfect method).


5/4/2018 4:16:41 PM
uptn571132 wrote:
lnuz160585 wrote:
I absolutely love the free trial, and I will be buying the subscription as soon as my semester ends, however, the only question I have revolved around the "average" score that displays after taking a section.

Does this average signify the average score among all people that took it?
And finally, how is the "average" adjusted, because I would assume that a lot of people who make free trial accounts might be spamming random answers to just look at questions. I hope my point makes sense, but in other words, how accurate is the average meter.


shut up kid


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