144 won't get you into anywhere worth going to (at least if you want to get a decent job), but it is a very good start. My first practice exam (with no studying prior) was somewhere around there, and I got a 167. Most people that I know improve dramatically from studying for this exam. Mostly because the time pressures are significantly more than other standardized tests. I would think you could score over 160 with effort, and that will get you into a choice of good schools.