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#31
07-20-2012, 05:53 PM
 ugastat06 Member SOA AAA Join Date: May 2006 Location: Southeast Studying for Core GH Exam College: UGA Posts: 564

Something is really messed up here - there are several calculation questions (3,8, and 12) that I thought I got most all the points and ending up with really low scores. Does anyone know the process for regrading or rechecking that the grades by questions transferred correctly for my paper?
#32
07-25-2012, 08:46 PM
 La Calculadora Member Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 88

Anyone know if the grade is as straightforward as weighting each question's point value with its score? If I do this, I got a 5.4, which apparently rounded down to 5. This makes me ill. However, I may be oversimplifying the scoring process.
#33
07-26-2012, 06:48 PM
 MATE Seminars Member SOA AAA Join Date: Jan 2008 Location: Idaho Falls Studying for ever Posts: 324

Quote:
 Originally Posted by La Calculadora Anyone know if the grade is as straightforward as weighting each question's point value with its score? If I do this, I got a 5.4, which apparently rounded down to 5. This makes me ill. However, I may be oversimplifying the scoring process.
The SOA has answered this in their new "Guide to SOA Written Exams," which you can find at the following link:
http://www.soa.org/files/edu/edu-gui...tten-exams.pdf

I've pasted the relevant section below. It is from page 22.

4.3.4. Reporting Results

Grades are reported on a 0 to 10 scale. Passing grades range from 6 to 10; failing grades range from 0 to 5. On this scale, the interval is 10 percent of the score required to pass; for example, a grade of 5 means failing with a score of at least 90 percent but less than 100 percent of the score required to pass. A grade of 0 does not mean that the candidate received no points, but that the candidate's score was less than 50 percent of the score required to pass.

Candidates who fail an exam also receive a breakdown of results by question. For each question a score of 0 through 10 is assigned. The process begins by assigning an adjusted standard score to each question. These scores are set so that they add up to the pass mark and also reflect the knowledge that a well-prepared candidate should be able to demonstrate under exam conditions. The 0 to 10 score is then assigned by noting the decile percent of the candidate’s score relative to the adjusted standard score. For example, suppose a 6-point question has an adjusted standard score of 4.7 and a candidate’s score on the question is 3.5. The candidate’s score is 74% of the adjusted standard score and thus a decile score of 3 is assigned.

It should be noted that a weighted average (by question point values) of these decile scores will rarely reproduce the overall decile score for the examination. Some of this is due to rounding. Another factor is the lower bound of zero. In the previous example, any score below 2.35 will earn a decile score of 0, yet the degree to which the score is below 2.35 will impact the overall score.
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#34
08-06-2012, 01:35 PM
 La Calculadora Member Join Date: Sep 2010 Posts: 88

Anyone have any thoughts on when April 2012 CSP Solutions will be posted?

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