PcM Fail and AIA-2017

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    Nick NCARB (Edited )

    Hey Julio,

    Good point on the 2017 AIA Contracts. Currently, ARE 5.0 incorporates the contracts listed on page 182 of the ARE 5.0 Handbook. We will be updating to the new AIA Contracts later this year. When we establish a date for this release, we will communicate it to all candidates testing. For now, stick with the contracts listed in the Handbook.

    Best of luck on your upcoming PjM exam!

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    Julio Cedano

    Thanks Nick for the info.

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    Arlen Stawasz

    Julio, 

    Nice glasses.

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    Allison Hora

    It's a standardized tests. NCARB continuously pulls questions randomly from a bank and reuse those questions for every test. That is why they cant just give you access to their questions. 

     

    The best thing they could do is have an algorithm set up to analyze which types of questions candidates got wrong for each test and then use that information to site which areas (specific chapters) in their recommended study materials to focus on. Doing something like that would give us a better understanding of how to move forward with studying without giving away their questions. 

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    nathaniel hocker

    Allison,

    True to some extent. The results should be more in depth. A chart with percentages, next to 4 or 5 categories doesn't tell us much, despite it being standardized. I've seen several of the same questions, several times, on several different tests, so to allow us to see what we've gotten wrong and why, isn't that big of a deal.

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    nathaniel hocker

    Simply looking at several sections with percentages does nothing for future understanding of where we might've went wrong. Seems like a money venture to me - predatory business practice, many have said. Also, every time I have contacted anyone at NCARB, if I was able to get through; people have been all but cordial - rude, if I am honest, or have conveyed an absolute lack of care!

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