Scores from the September 2014 Written Exams are available now online at

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4 Responses to September 2014 Scores Are Now Available
  1. This doe snot answer the question. If an examiner fails a course, there is a score analysis to see where the examiner can improve his or her scores. Within this analysis, it tells you what areas you were either sufficient, insufficient or bordeline. My question is, what percentage of that particular section in a course does one have to pass to be either bordeline, sufficent or insufficient?

    • Insufficient refers to any score within the category that is below the cut-score (ie: failing). Sufficient refers to any score 1 ½ deviations above the cut-score, and anything that is in this area really should not require further study or preparation. Everything else is termed Insufficient and requires further study because it is very close to the cut-score or failing. In practical terms, any category that is not in the Sufficient range needs further study.

  2. For grading purposes, what are the percentage/ score ranges for, sufficient, borderline and insufficient?

    • The passing score for each NBCE exam is individually determined based on multiple inputs including a committee which consists of a combination of subject-matter experts (chiropractic college professors) and chiropractors representing state licensing boards. The committee carefully considers each question on an exam and provides an assessment. The individual marks for each question are combined to produce a recommended passing score for the entire exam.

      Passing scores are periodically reviewed and they are reexamined when there is a significant change in a test plan.

      The passing score is converted to a scaled score of 375. The remainder of the exam is scaled above and below 375.

      Once a passing score is implemented, it is maintained in subsequent exams through a process called equating. Equating is a procedural and mathematical process that maintains the comparability of scaled scores on an exam from one administration to the next.

      The average score on Part I, Part II, and the Physiotherapy exams is 500. The standard deviations are 100. Approximately 68% of the scores range from 400 to 600; about 95% of the scores range from 300 to 700.


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