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The method utilized by ncees to determine the cutscore is called “modified angoff”

google it/YouTube it. After you read up on it, come December if you fail the exam you deserve to fail. If you pass the exam you deserve to pass.

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Interesting, thank you. This sounds about right given my experience and observations. 

Do you have a reference that states that this is what NCESS uses?

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This method seems fair especially since the wording on the exam can be misleading.

There were some questions I went back and forth with it as to what was being asked because either the solution was more involved or it wasn't.

 

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Nashi I agree. I am a P and C engineer (wiring and schematics) the protection questions through me off with the wording along with some of the theory questions.

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2 hours ago, RBHeadge PE said:

Interesting, thank you. This sounds about right given my experience and observations. 

Do you have a reference that states that this is what NCESS uses?

Yes, power reference manual by Camara states this is the method used.

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2 hours ago, Nashi said:

This method seems fair especially since the wording on the exam can be misleading.

There were some questions I went back and forth with it as to what was being asked because either the solution was more involved or it wasn't.

 

Did you report them to NCEES after the exam?

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Unofficial rumors are circulating that this may be the lowest passing percentage to date.  Only reason we are hearing about it is because its bringing into question the validity of the NCEES scoring Methodology which is apparently a big deal to some people.  

Probably wont help you this go around, but perhaps in a cycle it will become clear and something may happen.  Maybe in 2021 they will have an updated test or something...  

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13 hours ago, a4u2fear said:

I'm guessing more than 60% pass this time, as opposed to 57% in April

 

any thoughts @Baconator

Hearing the cut power score will be higher but that doesn't mean the pass rate will be lower.  Good luck.  Getting closer to the release date. 

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2 hours ago, Szar said:

Unofficial rumors are circulating that this may be the lowest passing percentage to date.  Only reason we are hearing about it is because its bringing into question the validity of the NCEES scoring Methodology which is apparently a big deal to some people.  

Probably wont help you this go around, but perhaps in a cycle it will become clear and something may happen.  Maybe in 2021 they will have an updated test or something...  

Interesting... 

the last pass rates for those who are curious.

Apr-18, Oct-17, Apr-17, Oct-16, Apr-16, Oct-15

57%, 60%, 66%, 66%, 64%, 60%

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1 hour ago, Baconator said:

Hearing the cut power score will be higher but that doesn't mean the pass rate will be lower.  Good luck.  Getting closer to the release date. 

Is the release date this Friday or next Monday?

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8 hours ago, Baconator said:

Hearing the cut power score will be higher but that doesn't mean the pass rate will be lower.  Good luck.  Getting closer to the release date. 

Thanks.  Not sure why I asked now.  Your post makes me feel worse

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8 minutes ago, a4u2fear said:

Thanks.  Not sure why I asked now.  Your post makes me feel worse

@Baconator has spoken

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23 hours ago, EB NCEES REP said:

Source?

I asked a homeless individual on the street.  In between the incoherent ramblings about the world being taken over by squirrels he indicated he was very concerned with the NCEES methodology.  I presumed he was talking about the scoring methodology.    

I would never post non-researched and inflammatory material to simply heighten the anxiety of test takers without cause.  I trust that homeless individuals insights greatly.  

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The cutscore is determined by the amount of attempt it takes to capture the giant cow in Australia on a semi annual basis. Clearly some years it has taken at least 56 attempts. Hopefully this year it will be more like 40 since the cow is aging now.

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On 11/27/2018 at 10:01 PM, Baconator said:

Hearing the cut power score will be higher but that doesn't mean the pass rate will be lower.  Good luck.  Getting closer to the release date. 

@Baconator on the pulse again.

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Didn't someone from Texas say it was 49/80? Does that mean 50 was the passing score (62.5%)?

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I got my results, and I FAILED! Lol. I deserve it. I can’t blame anything or anyone but myself. Truly. Time to readjust my study form. 

power electronics and Protection were the topics that did me in.  

My score was 42/80. I am in Texas so my scaled score was 64.

it seems that 48/80 would have been a scaled score of 70 and a passing grade.

Everyone here that were in the mid to high 40’s you were close. So, there’s consolation in that.

thoughts moving forward:

Read Blackburn cover to cover. Search the internet for anything about protective relay basics. Get the pdf and print IEEE Buff book and IEEE Green book.

I’ll say this. This time around we have the advantage in that we won’t waste time studying from the official NCEES practice exam. What a joke that is, am I right?! Lol

Also search the internet and print articles from NCEES specifications topics such as insulation testing and Battery characteristics and ratings, etc....

 

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