You have to remember that the CAS operates in the best interest of the CAS and their committees. They’ll always go with the most expedient or convenient option that suits them. The students have to accept it. That’s the power of an oligopoly. Theres no recourse for bad decision-making or incompetence. They know they have something the students want and that’s why they get away with this behavior year in, year out. Its quite unfortunate if you ask me.
I heard the SOA is releasing their results the last week in February. I guess the CAS isn’t lagging behind from an industry perspective. Either way, still not sure why results couldn’t have been ready next week.
The reason that I heard is because the new format is taking longer to grade. The only reasonable conclusion I can come out of it, is that they are finding a lot of reference errors, where it is clear what the person intended. This might actually be a good thing because the CAS said before they would not guess what people intended. But maybe they are finding that they do need to do a better job grading.