Are you referring to the diagnostic? The verbal curve on that one is steep. Thats part because its so short and i think it might be part that since that is the section that is most "valuable" (hardest to study on your own) and they want kids to sign up, they deflate your score.
On most of the tests you could get 15s without a perfect score (I recall missing as many as 6 sometimes). I got multiple 40+ scores including a 44 on my final practice test. I got a 36 on the real one. Felt the real one was easy compared to several Kaplan ones. Definitely thought I got 40+ based on how I was doing with Kaplan. If I could do it all over again I would take some aamc ones (I didn't do any).