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I expected to pass and I 'passed' 41 53.95%
I expected to pass and I 'did not pass' 12 15.79%
I expected fo fail and I 'passed' 9 11.84%
I expected to fail and I 'did not pass' 6 7.89%
Inconclusive/I do not know my results 8 10.53%
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:55 PM
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I would have to assume extremely small. They would never implement the prelim scoring if they had to go back and change everyone's results. That and they have enough historical data now to have a very good idea of what they want to be a passing score.

If anything, they would set it too high and people would get a passing when they thought they had failed, as opposed to finding out they failed six weeks later when they though they had passed.
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I would have to assume extremely small. They would never implement the prelim scoring if they had to go back and change everyone's results. That and they have enough historical data now to have a very good idea of what they want to be a passing score.

If anything, they would set it too high and people would get a passing when they thought they had failed, as opposed to finding out they failed six weeks later when they though they had passed.
I can't believe they would base the preliminary scoring on something different than the final scoring. This preliminary / final step has got to be just a CYA step in case there is some kind of mechancal screw-up.
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I can't believe they would base the preliminary scoring on something different than the final scoring. This preliminary / final step has got to be just a CYA step in case there is some kind of mechancal screw-up.
CYA? mechanical screw up? What are you talking about Gandalf? You lost me...:-/
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also there were one or two questions i was pretty sure i got right and there were no matching answers... when can I discuss a particular question?

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Friday, 9pm ET I believe. If someone else would verify.
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CYA? mechanical screw up? What are you talking about Gandalf? You lost me...:-/
CYA = "Cover your ass". Mechanical screw up - all sorts of possibilities, all with such small probability that you shouldn't worry about it.

For example, somehow the computer was counting all answers correct, or the wrong answer correct, for question 25, and you got credit for one more than you should have gotten. Or for example your exam had 27 real questions and 3 pilot questions; you needed 20 real questions right to pass, and the computer gave you a pass when you had 18 real questions and 2 or 3 of the pilot questions right. Or the score necessary to pass was supposed to depend on what questions you were asked, but the computer was erroneously passing everyone who got 19 real questions right. Or ...

Do you think any of those things happened? Neither do I. But if the results look screwy, it gives them the chance to investigate and see if something went wrong in the process.

You passed. Stop worrying.
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also there were one or two questions i was pretty sure i got right and there were no matching answers... when can I discuss a particular question?
I can say I had thsi problem too but of course we cant' discuss until later...
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Friday, 9pm ET I believe. If someone else would verify.
Yep, 9 PM ET on Friday is the time on my invitation to the post-exam party.
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Yep, 9 PM ET on Friday is the time on my invitation to the post-exam party.
Lol, Dave will come to the rescue--as usual

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Where do you go to report a defective question?
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