# scoring

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Sarah Lacklin, Jan 27, 2004.

1. ### Sarah LacklinGuest

Can someone tell me how the scoring is calculated on the
test?

What is the passing score?
What is a perfect score?

It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score is 1000.

Is this correct?

Thanks,

Sarah

Sarah Lacklin, Jan 27, 2004

2. ### Hermit DaveGuest

hello Sarah,
could tell you a great deal about how to score.. but i guess thats not what
you are asking.
Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
okay 700 is the passing score.
max score is not known.
i have heard from people who have scored 1024
its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the weightage of next question
is decided on current one being right or wrong.
hope this answers your query.

--

Regards,
HD
"Sarah Lacklin" <> wrote in message
news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
> Can someone tell me how the scoring is calculated on the
> test?
>
> What is the passing score?
> What is a perfect score?
>
> It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score is 1000.
>
> Is this correct?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sarah

Hermit Dave, Jan 27, 2004

3. ### KumarGuest

The test is not adaptive, because you can go back to previous questions and
still change the answers.. Adaptive tests work in a different way, where
your answer is final and you can not modify..
"Hermit Dave" <> wrote in message
news:...
> hello Sarah,
> could tell you a great deal about how to score.. but i guess thats not

what
> you are asking.
> Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
> okay 700 is the passing score.
> max score is not known.
> i have heard from people who have scored 1024
> its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the weightage of next

question
> is decided on current one being right or wrong.
> hope this answers your query.
>
> --
>
> Regards,
> HD
> "Sarah Lacklin" <> wrote in message
> news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
> > Can someone tell me how the scoring is calculated on the
> > test?
> >
> > What is the passing score?
> > What is a perfect score?
> >
> > It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score is 1000.
> >
> > Is this correct?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sarah

>
>

Kumar, Jan 27, 2004
4. ### Hermit DaveGuest

well then define a score of 811
you can go and change the answer... but its all about degree of adaptiveness
since you moved to the next question... the weightage was assigned on your
answer.. so the question is already out there..
now if you go back and change the answer... the question you moved back from
is still there... and its weightage wont change
its adaptive in that sense.

--

Regards,
HD
"Kumar" <> wrote in message
news:...
> The test is not adaptive, because you can go back to previous questions
> and
> still change the answers.. Adaptive tests work in a different way, where
> your answer is final and you can not modify..
> "Hermit Dave" <> wrote in message
> news:...
>> hello Sarah,
>> could tell you a great deal about how to score.. but i guess thats not

> what
>> you are asking.
>> Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
>> okay 700 is the passing score.
>> max score is not known.
>> i have heard from people who have scored 1024
>> its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the weightage of next

> question
>> is decided on current one being right or wrong.
>> hope this answers your query.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>> HD
>> "Sarah Lacklin" <> wrote in message
>> news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
>> > Can someone tell me how the scoring is calculated on the
>> > test?
>> >
>> > What is the passing score?
>> > What is a perfect score?
>> >
>> > It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score is 1000.
>> >
>> > Is this correct?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Sarah

>>
>>

>
>

Hermit Dave, Jan 27, 2004
5. ### KumarGuest

> now if you go back and change the answer... the question you moved back
from
> is still there... and its weightage wont change
> its adaptive in that sense.

If the weightage does not change based on your answer.. how can that be
called adaptive.. I have taken couple of adaptive tests, where the answer
was final and you do not have an option to go back. Since your questions
depend on your previous answer and they have their weightage (toughness) {
if you can go back, the question's weightage lose its meaning}. If you had
taken a real adaptive test, you would have understand how it really differ
from these microsoft tests.. People who have taken GRE would agree with me.

"Hermit Dave" <> wrote in message
news:...
> well then define a score of 811
> you can go and change the answer... but its all about degree of

adaptiveness
> since you moved to the next question... the weightage was assigned on your
> answer.. so the question is already out there..
> now if you go back and change the answer... the question you moved back

from
> is still there... and its weightage wont change
> its adaptive in that sense.
>
> --
>
> Regards,
> HD
> "Kumar" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > The test is not adaptive, because you can go back to previous questions
> > and
> > still change the answers.. Adaptive tests work in a different way, where
> > your answer is final and you can not modify..
> > "Hermit Dave" <> wrote in

message
> > news:...
> >> hello Sarah,
> >> could tell you a great deal about how to score.. but i guess thats not

> > what
> >> you are asking.
> >> Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
> >> okay 700 is the passing score.
> >> max score is not known.
> >> i have heard from people who have scored 1024
> >> its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the weightage of next

> > question
> >> is decided on current one being right or wrong.
> >> hope this answers your query.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> HD
> >> "Sarah Lacklin" <> wrote in message
> >> news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
> >> > Can someone tell me how the scoring is calculated on the
> >> > test?
> >> >
> >> > What is the passing score?
> >> > What is a perfect score?
> >> >
> >> > It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score is 1000.
> >> >
> >> > Is this correct?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >> >
> >> > Sarah
> >>
> >>

> >
> >

>
>

Kumar, Jan 27, 2004
6. ### Hermit DaveGuest

i did say adaptive "in the sense.... .... " it is not fully adaptive... yes
i agree with you on the fact that a cent percent adapter test shouldn't and
wouldn't allow you to go back and change the answer.

--
Regards,
HD
Once a Geek.... Always a Geek
"Kumar" <> wrote in message
news:...
>> now if you go back and change the answer... the question you moved back

> from
>> is still there... and its weightage wont change
>> its adaptive in that sense.

>
> If the weightage does not change based on your answer.. how can that be
> called adaptive.. I have taken couple of adaptive tests, where the answer
> was final and you do not have an option to go back. Since your questions
> depend on your previous answer and they have their weightage (toughness) {
> if you can go back, the question's weightage lose its meaning}. If you had
> taken a real adaptive test, you would have understand how it really differ
> from these microsoft tests.. People who have taken GRE would agree with
> me.
>
>
> "Hermit Dave" <> wrote in message
> news:...
>> well then define a score of 811
>> you can go and change the answer... but its all about degree of

> adaptiveness
>> since you moved to the next question... the weightage was assigned on
>> your
>> answer.. so the question is already out there..
>> now if you go back and change the answer... the question you moved back

> from
>> is still there... and its weightage wont change
>> its adaptive in that sense.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Regards,
>> HD
>> "Kumar" <> wrote in message
>> news:...
>> > The test is not adaptive, because you can go back to previous questions
>> > and
>> > still change the answers.. Adaptive tests work in a different way,
>> > where
>> > your answer is final and you can not modify..
>> > "Hermit Dave" <> wrote in

> message
>> > news:...
>> >> hello Sarah,
>> >> could tell you a great deal about how to score.. but i guess thats not
>> > what
>> >> you are asking.
>> >> Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
>> >> okay 700 is the passing score.
>> >> max score is not known.
>> >> i have heard from people who have scored 1024
>> >> its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the weightage of next
>> > question
>> >> is decided on current one being right or wrong.
>> >> hope this answers your query.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >>
>> >> Regards,
>> >> HD
>> >> "Sarah Lacklin" <> wrote in message
>> >> news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
>> >> > Can someone tell me how the scoring is calculated on the
>> >> > test?
>> >> >
>> >> > What is the passing score?
>> >> > What is a perfect score?
>> >> >
>> >> > It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score is 1000.
>> >> >
>> >> > Is this correct?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks,
>> >> >
>> >> > Sarah
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>
>

Hermit Dave, Jan 27, 2004
7. ### joe blowGuest

So the idea is to answer every question wrong so they
stay easy and then go back and answer them all right?

>-----Original Message-----
>i did say adaptive "in the sense.... .... " it is not

fully adaptive... yes
>i agree with you on the fact that a cent percent adapter

test shouldn't and
>wouldn't allow you to go back and change the answer.
>
>--
>Regards,
>HD
>Once a Geek.... Always a Geek
>"Kumar" <> wrote

in message
>news:...
>>> now if you go back and change the answer... the

question you moved back
>> from
>>> is still there... and its weightage wont change
>>> its adaptive in that sense.

>>
>> If the weightage does not change based on your

answer.. how can that be
>> called adaptive.. I have taken couple of adaptive

tests, where the answer
>> was final and you do not have an option to go back.

Since your questions
>> depend on your previous answer and they have their

weightage (toughness) {
>> if you can go back, the question's weightage lose its

meaning}. If you had
>> taken a real adaptive test, you would have understand

how it really differ
>> from these microsoft tests.. People who have taken GRE

would agree with
>> me.
>>
>>
>> "Hermit Dave"

<> wrote in
message
>> news:...
>>> well then define a score of 811
>>> you can go and change the answer... but its all about

degree of
>> adaptiveness
>>> since you moved to the next question... the weightage

was assigned on
>>> your
>>> answer.. so the question is already out there..
>>> now if you go back and change the answer... the

question you moved back
>> from
>>> is still there... and its weightage wont change
>>> its adaptive in that sense.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> HD
>>> "Kumar" <>

wrote in message
>>> news:...
>>> > The test is not adaptive, because you can go back

to previous questions
>>> > and
>>> > still change the answers.. Adaptive tests work in a

different way,
>>> > where
>>> > your answer is final and you can not modify..
>>> > "Hermit Dave"

<> wrote in
>> message
>>> > news:...
>>> >> hello Sarah,
>>> >> could tell you a great deal about how to score..

but i guess thats not
>>> > what
>>> >> you are asking.
>>> >> Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
>>> >> okay 700 is the passing score.
>>> >> max score is not known.
>>> >> i have heard from people who have scored 1024
>>> >> its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the

weightage of next
>>> > question
>>> >> is decided on current one being right or wrong.
>>> >> hope this answers your query.
>>> >>
>>> >> --
>>> >>
>>> >> Regards,
>>> >> HD
>>> >> "Sarah Lacklin"

<> wrote in message
>>> >> news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
>>> >> > Can someone tell me how the scoring is

calculated on the
>>> >> > test?
>>> >> >
>>> >> > What is the passing score?
>>> >> > What is a perfect score?
>>> >> >
>>> >> > It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score

is 1000.
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Is this correct?
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Thanks,
>>> >> >
>>> >> > Sarah
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
>.
>

joe blow, Jan 27, 2004
8. ### Hermit DaveGuest

yeah but you would still flunk cause with their weightage already assigned
you wouldn't get to pass score even if you went in an changed them all to
correct answers

--
Regards,
HD
Once a Geek.... Always a Geek
"joe blow" <> wrote in message
news:568e01c3e51b\$116e8800\$...
> So the idea is to answer every question wrong so they
> stay easy and then go back and answer them all right?
>
>
>
>
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>i did say adaptive "in the sense.... .... " it is not

> fully adaptive... yes
>>i agree with you on the fact that a cent percent adapter

> test shouldn't and
>>wouldn't allow you to go back and change the answer.
>>
>>--
>>Regards,
>>HD
>>Once a Geek.... Always a Geek
>>"Kumar" <> wrote

> in message
>>news:...
>>>> now if you go back and change the answer... the

> question you moved back
>>> from
>>>> is still there... and its weightage wont change
>>>> its adaptive in that sense.
>>>
>>> If the weightage does not change based on your

> answer.. how can that be
>>> called adaptive.. I have taken couple of adaptive

> tests, where the answer
>>> was final and you do not have an option to go back.

> Since your questions
>>> depend on your previous answer and they have their

> weightage (toughness) {
>>> if you can go back, the question's weightage lose its

> meaning}. If you had
>>> taken a real adaptive test, you would have understand

> how it really differ
>>> from these microsoft tests.. People who have taken GRE

> would agree with
>>> me.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Hermit Dave"

> <> wrote in
> message
>>> news:...
>>>> well then define a score of 811
>>>> you can go and change the answer... but its all about

> degree of
>>> adaptiveness
>>>> since you moved to the next question... the weightage

> was assigned on
>>>> your
>>>> answer.. so the question is already out there..
>>>> now if you go back and change the answer... the

> question you moved back
>>> from
>>>> is still there... and its weightage wont change
>>>> its adaptive in that sense.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> HD
>>>> "Kumar" <>

> wrote in message
>>>> news:...
>>>> > The test is not adaptive, because you can go back

> to previous questions
>>>> > and
>>>> > still change the answers.. Adaptive tests work in a

> different way,
>>>> > where
>>>> > your answer is final and you can not modify..
>>>> > "Hermit Dave"

> <> wrote in
>>> message
>>>> > news:...
>>>> >> hello Sarah,
>>>> >> could tell you a great deal about how to score..

> but i guess thats not
>>>> > what
>>>> >> you are asking.
>>>> >> Maybe you are but in with exams in mind.
>>>> >> okay 700 is the passing score.
>>>> >> max score is not known.
>>>> >> i have heard from people who have scored 1024
>>>> >> its supposed to be adaptive in the sense that the

> weightage of next
>>>> > question
>>>> >> is decided on current one being right or wrong.
>>>> >> hope this answers your query.
>>>> >>
>>>> >> --
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Regards,
>>>> >> HD
>>>> >> "Sarah Lacklin"

> <> wrote in message
>>>> >> news:570a01c3e4fb\$dd023720\$...
>>>> >> > Can someone tell me how the scoring is

> calculated on the
>>>> >> > test?
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > What is the passing score?
>>>> >> > What is a perfect score?
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > It seems like passing is 700 and a perfect score

> is 1000.
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > Is this correct?
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > Thanks,
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> > Sarah
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>>.
>>

Hermit Dave, Jan 27, 2004
9. ### The Poster Formerly Known as Kline SphereGuest

>So the idea is to answer every question wrong so they
>stay easy and then go back and answer them all right?

Good try but no cigar. As Kumar as already said, the old microsoft
adaptive tests did not allow you to go back, once you answered a
question, that's it for that question and the testing software would
work out the next question to be answered, If after a varying number
of questions, the software decided you were stupid, it would tell you
that you had failed, or if you knew your stuff, that you had passed.

Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3

The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Jan 28, 2004

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