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How do the rankings in the peer reviews work?

So I've reviewed a couple of essays and received a couple of reviews on my own today. When I ranked people's essays out of 10, I thought it was just rating it out of 10. When I received MY reviews, I didn't get to see the number. I only got to see the percentile at which it was ranked. Does anyone know how to figure out what your number was 1-10 from your percentile? I'm curious

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@arielUC25a year ago

I'm wondering the same thing. One time I got put in the top 10% and the other time I got put in the bottom 26% (which is a super odd number)...

[🎤 AUTHOR]@izzyba year ago

Game plan: everybody ask their reviewers to tell you what they ranked you in their comments. Then, come here and comment what rank and percentile you got. So far I've gotten that a 9/10 essay = top 20%

@DebaterMAXa year ago [edited]

I got a bottom 26% I s guess that’s a 3-5

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a year ago

Hi there, thanks for your question! We currently don't release the actual essay score since it doesn't mean much relative to other students. Admissions is all relative, so we choose to give your percentile only. Keep in mind also that these percentile-score ranges can shift as more people give and receive scores (for instance, while a "9" may mean X percentile now, it could mean a different percentile later - a single score wouldn't be representative of that shift). That being said, I've forwarded your concern about this feature to the proper team, and they will review it to see if they can better represent essay scores. Hope this helps, and good luck!

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a year ago

My research so far has been that 8/10 = top 40% and 9/10 = top 20%

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a year ago

I can’t say but I’d recommend emailing support@collegevine.com to get information.

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