[lpi-discuss] How LPI exams are scored [was Re: "Wrong" Questions in 202?]
G. Matthew Rice
matt at starnix.com
Fri May 29 11:35:35 EDT 2009
Darryl Moore <darryl at moores.ca> writes:
> So you need to do really well just to get a so-so mark. What I don't
> know is if that passing 500 grade translate into 50/60, 55/60, or god
> forbid something even higher.
You guys and your guesses on how the scaling works are humorous :)
Each instantiation of an LPI exam has a different cutoff for passing.
One version of a 201 exam could have that cutoff set at 38 out of 60 when
another version is 35 out of 60.
IIRC, the exams are currently requiring anywhere between 32 to 39 out of 60
to pass. What you get as a final score isn't linear between the "500" and
"800" (or even the "200" and "800").
Also, "500" is the score associated with passing the test (whether it's 32 or
40 correct items) but it doesn't mean that half of test takers get above
above/below that score.
The overall pass rate is determined through the Angoff Study (and double
checked with beta exams):
There is no "pass rate" standard for the LPI exams. Your score is not
relative to how well other people do. It is dependent on how well you answer
questions against the objectives.
Personally, I'd love to see 100% pass rate but some people don't prepare as
well as they should. ;)
PS - If any tech guys on here would like to get more involved in these
processes, please join the lpi-examdev list:
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