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LFC
07-17-2002, 09:21 AM
Ok i'm sure this has been asked before..but since the results just came out i thought i'd ask exactly what does a score of 8 mean?

i was told by someone that it means i got at least 30% more than the passmark..but then someone else told be sthing else....so what is it exactly?

and is that white slip (which just the score) all the passing candidates are to recieve? or is there more to come in the mail?

Gandalf
07-17-2002, 09:26 AM
6 = 100% to 110% of passmark
7 = 110% to 120% of passmark
8 = 120% to 130% of passmark
9 = 130% to 140% of passmark
10 = at least 140% of passmark

If exactly at a breakpoint, round up. E.g., exactly 110% = 7, not 6.

urysohn
07-17-2002, 09:26 AM
My understanding is that:
6 = passing score
5 = 90% of passing score
4 = 80% of passing score
...1 = 50% of passing score
0 = &lt; 50% of passing score

7 - 10 are more wishy washy and are not firmly set by percentages of a passing score.

Could be wrong on that though.

[edited to fix HTML error and to add that Gandalf just beat me to the posting punch - I hadn't seen his post first, but he sounds like he knows more about it than my hearsay]

Woody
07-17-2002, 09:40 AM
Let's say that out of 40 questions, 22 correct is the minimum needed to get a 6. Here are what the number grades mean:

6: 0 to 10% above passing score - so 22 or 23 correct gives you a 6, since 22 * 1.10 = 24.2
7: 10% to 20% above passing score - so 24 or 25 correct gives you a 7
8: 20% to 30% above passing score - so 26 or 27 correct gives you an 8
9: 30% to 40% above passing score - so 28 or 29 correct gives you a 9
10: &gt;40% above passing score - so 30+ correct gives you a 10

0: &lt;50% of passing score - so 10 correct or less gives you a 0
1: 50% to 60% of passing score - so 11, 12 or 13 correct gives you a 1
2: 60% to 70% of passing score - so 14 or 15 correct gives you a 2
3: 70% to 80% of passing score - so 16 or 17 correct gives you a 3
4: 80% to 90% of passing score - so 18 or 19 correct gives you a 4
5: 90% to &lt;100% of passing score - so 20 or 21 correct gives you a 5

Hope this clears things up for you.

glenn
07-17-2002, 09:43 AM
..and yes, I believe the white slip is all you will receive. If you received one with an 8 on it, that's all you really need (and congrats - that's a great mark).

LFC
07-17-2002, 10:42 AM
thanks all...esp glenn :)

Budder
07-17-2002, 05:56 PM
6: 0 to 10% above passing score - so 22 or 23 correct gives you a 6, since 22 * 1.10 = 24.2

Wouldn't 24 also be included in the score of 6 then?
24 is 9.1% above, right?

I'm trying to get a handle on how this grading system works, not trying to be a smartass. So feel free to correct me if I am misunderstanding. :-?

Gandalf
07-17-2002, 07:09 PM
I think you are correct, Budder.