We wanted to let you know that we have posted an updated version of the ARE 5.0 Handbook (August 2017). It is now bigger and better than ever!
Most of the updates were minor and related to spelling/grammatical fixes or updates to image quality. No changes were made to Objectives and no new reference materials were added. One new sample item was added, sample item #11 in PPD, to illustrate using the rotate function of a drag-and-place item. This sample item has also been added to the ARE 5.0 Demonstration Exam, available through your NCARB Record.
Largely based on feedback from you all, we also added a couple new sections to Handbook (see bigger and better above). We included a couple new pages in the Introduction section that describe the exam format and the five item types used on ARE 5.0. We also added an entire new section on Case Studies. This new section describes what a case study is and how to navigate the interface. It also provides the correct answers and reference/rationales for the case study items used in the ARE 5.0 Demonstration Exam. It is similar to THIS existing thread.
Enjoy all 182 pages of the updated ARE 5.0 Handbook! And as always, if you have questions, post them here on the ARE 5.0 Community for help from other testers and the NCARB moderators.