NCARB Survey came out today.

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    Michael Riscica

    Unfortunately due to the lack of transparency with everything NCARB does, no really knows what happens behind closed doors at NCARB. I wondered the same exact thing. 

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    Suchitra Van

    Tracking.

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    Valerie Galchenko

    It clearly shows that this exam has more to do with test-taking abilities than it does with one's professional experience.

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    Suchitra Van

    Yes, test taking abilities - the contemporary way so if you have 10-15 years of real work experience-then, sorry you are at a disadvantage.
    Basically I think I should study for GRE or SAT and may have better luck passing these.

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    Mark Baker

    I think the most amazing thing to come out of the survey is the gigantic difference in pass rates between african american candidates and all other candidates.  29% succes rate and over 4 years longer to pass the exams than all other candidates.  84% of architects are white people ....  Wow. 

    Society at large has a lot to do with this for sure...  Sure hope the AIA JEDI initiatives help with this....

     

    Mark, Archizam

     

     

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    Suchitra Van

    yes Mark, some things don't change, and even if NCARB decided to increase pass rates for the certain few at a disadvantage, they will publish it like they made a huge difference. Everyone is affected some way or another. For me it is being minority, 15+ years experience in the field and those damn retakes. If retake lowers your chances that is suspicious and still wondering if NCARB exams are meant to test professional experiences why are older candidates passing rates so low compared to the younger recently graduated?

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