Candidates pass or fail the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX, nursing exam based on computer-tested competency levels instead of scores. The NCLEX exam uses Computerized Adapted Testing, or CAT, technology, to achieve fairer and more accurate test results.Know More
Instead of a passing score, the NCLEX exam uses a computerized system that adapts to a candidate's ability level. As long as candidates achieve a competency level above the passing standard, they pass the exam. For each correctly answered question, a candidate's ability level increases by a step while each wrong answer brings it down a step. The questions increase in difficulty as a candidate answers correctly.
In addition, there is a minimum number of questions that a candidate must answer to pass the exam. For the Practical Nurse, or PN, test, candidates must answer at least 85 questions, while those undertaking the Registered Nurse, or RN, test should attempt at least 75.Learn more about Standardized Tests
Whether a score is considered poor or excellent depends on a college's standards; some schools require higher SAT scores for admission, while others admit candidates with lower scores if they are strong in other areas. The average student scores a 1500 on the SAT. Some universities consider this score poor while others consider it to be good.Full Answer >
The ACT and SAT are equivalent tests, and colleges accept scores from either exam. However, the tests do differ in some areas, including emphasis on different subjects, the wording of questions and the division of test sections.Full Answer >
The possible range of scores on the PSAT is between 60 and 240. This number is derived from the combined score of the three sections of the test.Full Answer >
A composite ACT score of 23 is usually high enough to allow for admittance to many major universities, although it may not be high enough for admittance to an Ivy League university that relies heavily on standardized test scores. The composite score is an average of all the ACT assessment subsections.Full Answer >