Originally Posted by Laurelinda
Not sure what you're asking. If you're asking if waiting so long necessarily means you've failed the first grader, then no, it doesn't. Our papers were assigned to different volunteer graders who may or may not have a lot of time depending on their own work and vacation schedule. Some graders are really efficient. Results have been taking a lot longer recently, possibly because of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
In another thread, Bruce said if you've been waiting 4-5 weeks, chances are high
that you're paper needed to be re-graded.
This makes sense if you think about it. SOA tells all FA candidates that they will receive result within 7 weeks. If grading queue details are hidden from graders (they don't know it's a re-grade), they should
have no change to their standard sense of urgency to finish grading. If a paper is with the grader after 3 weeks - on average - then we would have a lot
more people that get results after
However, SOA might minimize this by running a priority queue system, and giving "quick" graders the re-grades without telling them; increasing turnaround time overall.