Microsoft Changes Exam Scoring

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Dave Girvitz, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Dave Girvitz

    Dave Girvitz Guest

    After 4 MCP exams of only pass/fail, Microsoft is now making the changes that everyone wants. It appears the passing score on ALL exams will be 700 with a maximum score changing based on the complexity of the exam.

    "New Numerical Score Report for MCP Exams
    Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows ServerT 2003-related exams, Microsoft will provide numerical scores on exams. The new score report - in effect for most MCP exams by the end of 2003 - creates a consistent scoring scale across all exams and includes a charted skills assessment to help examinees identify areas for improvement. Visit the MCP FAQ (http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcpexams/faq/procedures.asp#A) for more information."


    For the FAQ site:

    "Q. What does the new score report look like?

    A. The report gives you a numerical score and a bar graph for each skills section of the exam.

    Q. What does my score mean?

    A. Beginning with the release of the Microsoft Windows ServerT 2003-related exams, Microsoft will provide numerical scores on exams. By the end of September 2003, most exams will have the new score report format, which includes this numerical score. Microsoft has worked with customers and testing industry experts to create an exam scale that would be consistent across all exams. The new scale requires a minimum passing score of 700 on all exams. The maximum score on the exams will vary depending on the complexity of the skills being measured.

    Q. What do the bars mean on the new score report?

    A. The length of the bars indicates how strong the examinee performed for each skills section of the exam. The closer the bar is to the strong end of the continuum, the higher the score on that skills cluster. The closer the bar is to the needs development end of the continuum, the lower the score on that skills cluster. If a bar is not present, the examinee either answered all questions incorrectly or did not answer any questions within that skills cluster. These results will help all examinees determine areas where they have strengths and where they need improvement. The skills sections listed on the score report correspond to those listed in the skills matrix provided in the Exam Preparation guide."



    Good Luck,
    Dave Girvitz, MCAD


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    Dave Girvitz, Aug 21, 2003
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  2. Dave Girvitz

    Grok Guest

    I still find it illogical that the scoring scale will be the same
    across all exams, yet the maximum score will vary for each exam.

    What am I missing?

    On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:40:23 -0600, "Dave Girvitz"
    <> wrote:

    >After 4 MCP exams of only pass/fail, Microsoft is now making the changes that everyone wants. It appears the passing score on ALL exams will be 700 with a maximum score changing based on the complexity of the exam.
    >
    >"New Numerical Score Report for MCP Exams
    >Beginning with the release of Microsoft Windows ServerT 2003-related exams, Microsoft will provide numerical scores on exams. The new score report - in effect for most MCP exams by the end of 2003 - creates a consistent scoring scale across all exams and includes a charted skills assessment to help examinees identify areas for improvement. Visit the MCP FAQ (http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/mcpexams/faq/procedures.asp#A) for more information."
    >
    >
    >For the FAQ site:
    >
    >"Q. What does the new score report look like?
    >
    >A. The report gives you a numerical score and a bar graph for each skills section of the exam.
    >
    >Q. What does my score mean?
    >
    >A. Beginning with the release of the Microsoft Windows ServerT 2003-related exams, Microsoft will provide numerical scores on exams. By the end of September 2003, most exams will have the new score report format, which includes this numerical score. Microsoft has worked with customers and testing industry experts to create an exam scale that would be consistent across all exams. The new scale requires a minimum passing score of 700 on all exams. The maximum score on the exams will vary depending on the c

    omplexity of the skills being measured.
    >
    >Q. What do the bars mean on the new score report?
    >
    >A. The length of the bars indicates how strong the examinee performed for each skills section of the exam. The closer the bar is to the strong end of the continuum, the higher the score on that skills cluster. The closer the bar is to the needs development end of the continuum, the lower the score on that skills cluster. If a bar is not present, the examinee either answered all questions incorrectly or did not answer any questions within that skills cluster. These results will help all examinees determin

    e areas where they have strengths and where they need improvement. The skills sections listed on the score report correspond to those listed in the skills matrix provided in the Exam Preparation guide."
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    >
    >
    >Good Luck,
    >Dave Girvitz, MCAD
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    Grok, Aug 22, 2003
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  3. "Grok" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I still find it illogical that the scoring scale will be the same
    > across all exams, yet the maximum score will vary for each exam.
    >
    > What am I missing?


    Doesn't matter. It's just "New" So we don't say they came back to what they
    had :)

    Anyway it's percentage based. :)
     
    Ivan Demkovitch, Aug 22, 2003
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