Scoring & Reporting

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Scoring & Reporting

PTC provides comprehensive scoring and reporting services to clients and candidates. All phases of examination processing are designed to ensure accuracy and examination security. We offer statistical analyses of the examination items and forms to determine if your examinations are meeting their objectives.

How is an examination scored?
In scoring an examination, the number of questions answered correctly on the total examination and in selected areas is determined for each candidate. Those numbers (the candidates’ raw scores) are compared to the passing standard set by the client to determine whether candidates passed or failed the examination.

What information is included in client and candidate score reports?
Post-examination reports generated for clients and candidates are tailored to your specific requirements. Client reports generally include candidate rosters with scoring information (total and area scores), summary statistics, and demographic analyses. Candidate reports generally include feedback to the candidate such as total scores and area scores.

What is included in the item analysis?
Before producing the examination reports, PTC performs a statistical analysis of all items used in the examination form. The item analysis provides data showing the difficulty of each item in the examination and the effectiveness with which each item differentiated between candidates who scored higher and those who scored lower on the examination. Information on the examination’s score reliability and other descriptive statistics are also produced. The item analysis is reviewed by PTC to assure that all items have been scored correctly and are performing properly in the examination. Any items not performing as expected are flagged and brought to the attention of the client organization and reconciled before the examination reports are processed.

Can the post-examination report be customized?
Yes, any of our standard client or candidate reports can be fully customized to meet your needs.