62-602.550. Grading of Examinations and Grade Notification  

Effective on Wednesday, February 6, 2002
  • 1(1) Grading of all examinations shall be as follows:

    10(a) Examinations shall be graded by the Department or its designee. Examination answer sheets shall be electronically scored. Effective July 1, 2000, the minimum passing score on the examination is 70%. In rounding percentages, any percentage that is 0.5 or above shall be rounded up to the next higher whole number. Percentages less than 0.5 shall be rounded down to the next lower whole number.

    75(b) After an examination has been graded, the Department shall reject any questions that do not reliably measure the general areas of competency. The Department shall review the item analysis and any statistically questionable items after the examination has been administered. Based upon this review, the Department shall adjust the scoring key by eliminating the questionable items for grading purposes. All questions that do not adequately and reliably measure an applicant’s ability to practice the profession shall be rejected. The Department shall calculate each candidate’s grade using the scoring key or adjusted scoring key.

    169(2) The Department shall notify the candidate of the results of the candidate’s examination. An examination grade notification letter shall be withheld for insufficient funds resulting from any fee. Any candidate failing to achieve a passing score will also be notified of the requirements for re-examination, and review and appeal rights and procedures.

    222(3) If there are additional adjustments to the scoring key after the mailing of grades for an examination, amended grade reports shall be mailed to all candidates whose scores increased from a failing score to a passing score as a result of the adjustment.

    266(4) If it is determined that a candidate’s examination or portion thereof cannot be scored through no fault of the candidate, the candidate shall be permitted to take the next available regularly scheduled examination at no charge.

    303Specific Authority 305403.869 FS. 307Law Implemented 309403.872 FS. 311History–New 12-30-99, Amended 2-6-02.


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