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Old 02-11-2019, 11:56 PM
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Test wasn't as bad as i thought. Guessed on 5/6.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:00 PM
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Congrats! Good to hear you feel confident - mind sharing your EL? Sounds like you found the exam itself to be about a 6?
Mine is 7.8. It's hard to say what the exact level of the exam was, but I spent most of my time doing customized exams at level 6 and that worked for me. The majority of exam questions were similar to what I'd been practicing.

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The exam was underwhelming. If you can do a solid level 5 ADAPT exam and understand the basics enough to interpret questions worded in an unfamiliar way, you'll be ok.
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I took it Friday and had the opposite experience. I thought I was prepared, 6.3 EL, could do solid level 5 exams but the exam threw me multiple surprises I struggled with. Might have gotten unlucky, not sure if anyone else felt the same way.
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I took it Friday and had the opposite experience. I thought I was prepared, 6.3 EL, could do solid level 5 exams but the exam threw me multiple surprises I struggled with. Might have gotten unlucky, not sure if anyone else felt the same way.

I took it in October and failed, couldn't even pass a level 5 exam at that point and got a 5 on the real thing......
Maybe you were just nervous and thought it was more difficult than it really was, unless they really upped the difficulty since the last sitting.
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We’ll see but guessed on 8 of them and had no time to review. Definitely prepared for a fat 5 on the transcript
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Weíll see but guessed on 8 of them and had no time to review. Definitely prepared for a fat 5 on the transcript
You're probably fine- you only need 23 right answers. Plus, given that they're new, I think it's more likely you guessed on pilot questions. There's always uncertainty and I understand keeping expectations low, but you should feel good about those odds. Congrats!
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4.4 EL going into the exam... grinding through some quizzes on the sections I'm doing poorly on until the exam at 8a. Prepared to see that 4 or 5 in a couple months, but hoping I am graced with questions I'm good at
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You're probably fine- you only need 23 right answers. Plus, given that they're new, I think it's more likely you guessed on pilot questions. There's always uncertainty and I understand keeping expectations low, but you should feel good about those odds. Congrats!
Where do you get 23 correct from? I saw that the pass mark on the last 3 sittings of C/STAM was 67% which means needing 24 correct. Is there something I don’t know here?
I just finished. Not sure how to feel. There were many that I could do and felt confident on. But in the end I still ended up guessing on more than I cared for. I’m feeling pessimistic about my attempt.

I never considered until now that one or two questions will equate to a point on the transcript. 50% is required to get above a 0. And 24 correct will give you a passing 6, if the mark is 67%. So the score range of 1-5 means you got from 18-23 correct if I’m not mistaken. Almost equates to one point per correct answer. But who knows how the distribution of scores works once the announcement is made?
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Where do you get 23 correct from? I saw that the pass mark on the last 3 sittings of C/STAM was 67% which means needing 24 correct. Is there something I donít know here?
I just finished. Not sure how to feel. There were many that I could do and felt confident on. But in the end I still ended up guessing on more than I cared for. Iím feeling pessimistic about my attempt.

I never considered until now that one or two questions will equate to a point on the transcript. 50% is required to get above a 0. And 24 correct will give you a passing 6, if the mark is 67%. So the score range of 1-5 means you got from 18-23 correct if Iím not mistaken. Almost equates to one point per correct answer. But who knows how the distribution of scores works once the announcement is made?
I believe a 0 means less than 50% of the passing score, not a 50% on the exam. A 5 would be 90% of the passing score, then 4 being 80% of the passing score. ect.
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