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Please explain the “scaled” scoring process. What is one correct answer worth?

Date Published: August 2017

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The examination score will be scaled based on a range from 200 to 800. This scaled scoring method is similar to the scoring process that is used on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT). The test will not have individual sections. The examination cannot be divided into topic areas, nor taken by topic area. Many examination questions relate to multiple topics, which precludes dividing up the examination "by topic." Further, each examination goes through an industry standard certification review process and is considered as a whole, and scored as a whole. To pass the examination, the individual must achieve a scaled score of 500 or more. The scaled score does not represent the percentage of items correct, but is a numeric score for the overall examination.

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