Petitions for testing accommodations may be filed prior to filing an application for the examination; however, the applicant must be registered with the Committee, or the petition will not be processed. If an applicant elects to file a petition close to the final filing deadline, it is possible that a determination regarding his/her request will not be received until after the deadline for filing an appeal in connection with administration of the current examination. Any appeal that is filed after the final deadline to appeal a testing accommodation determination would be considered in connection with a future administration of the examination.
A test developer's choice of which style or format to use when developing a written test is usually arbitrary given that there is no single invariant standard for testing. Be that as it may, certain test styles and format have become more widely used than others. Below is a list of those formats of test items that are widely used by educators and test developers to construct paper or computer-based tests. As a result, these tests may consist of only one type of test item format (., multiple choice test, essay test) or may have a combination of different test item formats (., a test that has multiple choice and essay items).
Pass/fail determinations are made after one reading in Phase 1. For applicants whose scores after the first reading are near the passing score (1,390-1,440), all answers are re-graded in Phase II. The scores are then averaged, but there can be no grading discrepancies of more than 10 raw points between the first and second grades on any question. The total average score after the two readings is used to make a second set of pass/fail determinations. Answers with grading differences of more than 10 raw points are read for a third time by a grading supervisor in Phase III. The grading supervisor’s grade is the final resolution and the average scores are disregarded. The Board then makes a third set of pass/fail determinations.