Released May 24, 2022
When the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) migrates to our new test delivery vendor, PSI, NCARB will enhance the information provided on ARE 5.0 score reports. Based on candidate feedback, we've updated the score reports to provide you with clearer feedback on failed division performance so you understand where to focus your test prep before retaking a division.
Score report formatting will be updated for all past and future ARE 5.0 score reports, including for divisions you've previously attempted with Prometric. There are two key changes on the enhanced score reports. First, you'll see percentage-based performance information for each divisional content area, comparing the percent of items you answered correctly to the average percent answered correctly by candidates who previously passed the division. This percentage-based information replaces the previous level-based feedback.
Second, failing score reports for divisions taken with PSI will include a scaled score, which provides a consistent metric for interpreting scores across administrations. Scaled scores will not be provided on passing score reports or for exams previously taken with Prometric—that area of your score report will be blank.