View Full Version : Just a rumour?
07-12-2002, 05:29 PM
I heard a rumour once that the results were posted, and then the SOA changed some of the results, where they removed some marginal people from the pass list.
The claim was that this was done to preserve the integrity of the designation, so that noone would wonder if a given person, having passed part 3 did so only because of the SOA's error. As such, it's not official until you get your results slip.
Any truth to this? Or are the FSAs here just trying to give me more things to worry about.
I figure this is just a conspiracy to delay my exam raise one more week.
07-12-2002, 06:00 PM
:lol: I think that someone is just messing with you. That just wouldn't make any sense. The SOA had 2 months to decide who passes. I don't think that it would be ethical to change their minds and fail someone after such a long wait. Not to mention that they would just look extremely foolish.
Dr T Non-Fan
07-12-2002, 08:03 PM
It happened, but from what I heard it affected both types of people: passers and failers.
I think it was due to an error in an answer, such that some people got a lower score than they should have and were subsequently passed after being told they failed; and some people got a higher score than they should have and were subsequently failed after they had been told that they passed.
Lots of errors can happen, and it appears the SOA is more concerned about getting it right than with how it looks to admit fault.
07-12-2002, 08:17 PM
How would you guys know about this though??
And if this is indeed true, shouldn't they at least change the pass candidate numbers so as to not give some people the false excitement of passing?
And lastly, which exam did they do this to? Course 3? Or 1? or 2? or 4?
07-13-2002, 12:15 AM
Go to this link, open the pdf, and turn to page 26 (page 1540 of the text) to read about this repulsive and disgusting incident.
07-13-2002, 12:53 AM
Errors like this do happen but it's very rare, especially the multiple choice questions at lower level courses which they use scantron to grade with answers/solutions figured out long ago. I called the hotline 1-847-706-3579 and I still passed. In the past, from the link Phillipe provided, that if you can receive the slip of pass notification and still fail.
07-13-2002, 01:15 AM
you are too worried: vincewy is right, go to sleep, you passed. The chances of them now revoking the pass list are somewhere between slim and none.
you are not worried enough: please keep in mind that the 50-60 people whose passing score was revoked at that time had all recieved official grade slips in the mail saying that they passed. It was only a few days later that they received telephone calls telling them that it had all been some sort of "mistake".
Dr T Non-Fan
07-15-2002, 11:57 AM
If it happened more than once in what is now over 15 years, you might be able to model the expected errors. Now that the checking of answers, grades, etc., has been intensified, I don't think anyone should prepare themselves to be failed after being notified of passing.
07-19-2002, 12:42 PM
Nah, I got a 7, it won't happen to me. :swear:
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