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Oct 2017 Cut Score?

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5 minutes ago, Danny96814 said:

Trying to figure out the cut score

The best way to do that is to start a thread and say "Trying to figure out the cut score".  That will guarantee you lots of serious, accurate, and reliable responses. 

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Just now, Danny96814 said:

LOL.  You know EVERYONE is curious

Of course everyone is curious. But trying to figure it out is an exercise in futility. ;)

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its different for all tests

if you need a ballpark, past threads from other cycles discuss this ad nauseam

it's a number definitely above 56/80

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1 minute ago, Apothe said:

its different for all tests

if you need a ballpark, past threads from other cycles discuss this ad nauseam

it's a number definitely above 56/80

Here we go with the bad information.  Yes it varies from PE discipline to discipline but it also changes form administration to administration.  So looking at past administrations has no worth.  And no it is not "a number definitely above 56/86".  56 could be a very reasonable passing score. 

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7 minutes ago, knight1fox3 said:

Of course everyone is curious. But trying to figure it out is an exercise in futility. ;)

It is possible knight.  I remember the cut score from my exam.  ;)

But the way the OP started this thread is not the way to determine any one cut score. 

If broken out by PE discipline, and if (and only if) enough examinees report their failing score, then it can be logically concluded that the highest failing score plus one was the lowest passing score (for that particular discipline). 

 

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It’s pointless for me since I took the Environmental Exam, and it was 100 questions. And no one takes that exam. 

It kind of sucks that the exam is going to 80 questions next year, and then computer-based in 2019. Hope NCEES kept that in mind when determining the cut score for the Evidonmental exam this cycle. Hey, we can all be delusional, right?

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9 minutes ago, ptatohed said:

It is possible knight.

then it can be logically concluded that the highest failing score plus one was the lowest passing score (for that particular discipline). 

Yes, but not with 100% accuracy (albeit close). The method of deduction will get you close like you said, and only if a certain number of examinees respond accordingly. However, this still will not lead one to how the actual official cut score is calculated by NCEES and NCEES alone. :thumbs:

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1 minute ago, knight1fox3 said:

Yes, but not with 100% accuracy (albeit close). The method of deduction will get you close like you said, and only if a certain number of examinees respond accordingly. However, this still will not lead one to how the actual official cut score is calculated by NCEES and NCEES alone. :thumbs:

All I know is when I passed, I most likely passed with the lowest possible passing score. 

You know the old Q&A expression: "What do you call a student who got all Cs in med school?  Doctor."

Well, what do you call an examinee who just barely passed the P&P Exam?  Profession Engineer. 

That's all that matters, right?  ;) 

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failed environmental. 

58/100

I honestly don't think I missed it by more than 7 questions...

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1 minute ago, vee043324 said:

failed environmental. 

58/100

I honestly don't think I missed it by more than 7 questions...

Your diagnostic should clue you in

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1 hour ago, ptatohed said:

Here we go with the bad information.  Yes it varies from PE discipline to discipline but it also changes form administration to administration.  So looking at past administrations has no worth.  And no it is not "a number definitely above 56/86".  56 could be a very reasonable passing score. 

56 usually passes. Except for that time when it didn't. Check this thread. 56/80 failed civil/geotech that cycle.

 

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I remember it well.  My best friend got a 56 on the Transpo exam that cycle.  But Apothe said "[the cut score is] a number definitely above 56/80"  That is not true. 

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The cut score is definitely >0. 

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2 hours ago, vee043324 said:

failed environmental. 

58/100

I honestly don't think I missed it by more than 7 questions...

I failed environmental too. What is your discipline? I'm in remediation, so air/water/wastewater killed me yet again.

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19 minutes ago, smrob said:

The cut score is definitely >0. 

Are you still waiting? :(

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42 minutes ago, txjennah said:

Are you still waiting? :(

Yep! It couldn't be any worse than last time (one by one posting, and then made us wait through the weekend before officially releasing results). Fingers crossed they'll release results tomorrow. I hope I can get a few minutes of sleep tonight. I'm utterly useless until I know, good or bad. 

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54 minutes ago, smrob said:

Yep! It couldn't be any worse than last time (one by one posting, and then made us wait through the weekend before officially releasing results). Fingers crossed they'll release results tomorrow. I hope I can get a few minutes of sleep tonight. I'm utterly useless until I know, good or bad. 

Ughhhh that's awful. I really hope they release all the results tomorrow. I'm so sorry.

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