All results are reported as “pass” or “fail.” Each section of the exam is passed or failed independently of the other sections. All sections are scored by computer.
The score for each of the exam sections is determined by the number of questions answered correctly. Each item on the exam is worth one point. Your overall score is based on the number of items you answer correctly. Items left blank are counted as incorrect.
Once the exam has been scored we convert your raw score to a scaled score so that we have a consistent way to report exam results from one administration to the next. It is also a "best practice" of the testing industry. No matter what exam you take, or when you take it, the passing point will always be converted to 650.
If a "Fail" result is received, a number representing a scaled score will also be received. The scaled score is intended to help candidates better understand how close they were to the passing point. For each section, candidates must obtain a scaled score of at least 650 to pass. A scaled score of 640, for example, would indicate that a candidate was close to passing.