Question about scheduling tests and the new format.

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    Michelle Harris

    Hi Brianna!

    First hand feedback. Unfortunately the relevancy to answer your question is no longer, but more me venting.

    Short answer- Anything after Nov. 16th is the new shorter, differently formatted new test

    Longer answer-

    I assumed that I was going to be on the 'current' ARE 5.0 as I had scheduled it prior to Nov. 16 (Nov. 14) and then rescheduled for the next earliest available date Dec. 14. What a surprise when I got to the end of the test, all my questions were locked!

    How is NCARB handling it? Between notification that my tests were cancelled on 10/15 and rescheduling there was no written or oral communication directly provided to me that my newly scheduled test was to be shorter and differently formatted.

    Lesson Learned

    If you want information you have to do your own research or reach out to NCARB. If you don't get a response, keep looking for one till you do.

     

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    NCARB

    Hi Michelle,

    NCARB has sent out numerous emails and held a number of NCARB Live events regarding the changes in the exam structure and the online proctoring option over the past few months. You may want to make sure your email address is current in your NCARB record. NCARB communicates directly with candidates by email, and also provides information on exam changes and updates on this online community, through blog posts at ncarb.org, and through NCARB Live events. ARE information is also available in the ARE 5.0 Guidelines and the ARE 5.0 Handbook.

    If you have additional questions on exam delivery or format, customer service is available to speak with you personally at 202-879-0520. I hope this helps.

    Joan

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    Michelle Harris

    Joan, 

    My email is updated. For whatever reason I didn't receive emails nor any notifications of the events you mention in my email inbox, spam, trash folders. unclear why.

    I understand it's my responsibility how I managed the new format. There are identifiers in the exam, but I misunderstood the implications. 

     

     

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    NCARB (Edited )

    Hi Michelle,

    I checked with NCARB's communications team. You opted out of receiving NCARB emails on February 18, 2020. You'll need to opt back in to begin receiving communications directly from NCARB again.

    You can resubscribe through any previously received email. (You may find an old one in your deleted emails.) You can also subscribe at ncarb.org on the newsletter sign up page.

    Joan

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    Michelle Harris

    Thanks for checking. I did one of those clean up of your inbox apps and yeah. the rest is history. resigned up!

     

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