After the CETP Exams-AUD/SLP

Obtaining Exam Results

  • Exam candidates will receive their results by email approximately 4-6 weeks after the exam
  • The passing score is 330 and is standardized for each exam through a psychometric exam score-setting process
  • A modified Angoff method is used to determine the passing score of the CETP Exam

Understanding Exam Scoring

About Exam Scores

A scaled score is a representation of the total number of correct questions a candidate has answered (raw score) that has been converted into a consistent and standardized scale. In the context of the CETP Exam, candidate scores are set from a minimum of 100 to a maximum of 550, and the pass mark is fixed at 330.  This allows for a comparison of exam scores from one CETP Exam administration to the next.

About the Angoff Method

The Angoff method is used to determine the passing score on the CETP Exam. The Angoff method, developed by William Angoff in 1971, uses a test-centered approach, wherein subject matter experts assign a probability to each test item. Subject matter experts are asked to predict the response of borderline entry-level exam writers and then estimate what proportion of these individuals will answer the item correctly. The sum of the proportions assigned to all of the items in a test by a subject matter expert is referred to as a minimum performance level. The average of the minimum performance levels prediction from subject matter experts will become the final passing score.

After an item appears on the CETP Exam, each profession’s Exam Committee reviews the Angoff value for that question to ensure consistency with candidate performance (post exam validation process). Therefore, the Angoff values are not static and there is a constant evaluation process to ensure that the passing score remains current and reflects the difficulty of the exam.

Re-scoring

Occasionally, candidates request to have their exam re-scored. Please be advised that every exam with a score below or at the passing score is re-scored carefully by hand BEFORE results are released. The possibility of a change in score resulting from an additional re-scoring is therefore quite small.

To request an exam re-score, candidates must:

Appeal Policy and Procedures

Appeals on the basis of extenuating circumstances

Policy

Extenuating circumstances that significantly impair the performance of an individual during the exam must be reported to the CETP Exam Manager within fourteen (14) calendar days of the exam sitting.

Extenuating circumstances may include, but are not limited to:

  • Unexpected, urgent or emergency medical circumstances (i.e. fainting, injury, escalation of a pre-existing illness, etc.).
  • Unexpected family and/or personal situation (i.e. death of a loved one, accident)
  • Escalation of anxiety / mental health issue (i.e. panic attack).
  • Administrative, technological or exam delivery irregularity that have been reported to the invigilator/proctor on the day of the exam (i.e. failure of technology, issues that occur at an exam centre).
  • Other extenuating circumstances where supporting documentation is provided.

Pre-existing anxiety, mental health and/or medical issues are not automatically a basis for extenuating circumstances as exam candidates have access to testing accommodation.

The existence of an administrative issue, a technical issue, or an exam delivery irregularity on the day of the exam is insufficient to automatically be considered as an extenuating circumstance unless the situation is caused by the exam administration provider, the situation could not be resolved and/or alternate arrangements were not available to allow the candidate to complete their exam 

A candidate’s claim of alleged errors in the content of the exam will not be accepted as the basis of an extenuating circumstance.

Should an exam candidate who has reported an extenuating circumstance successfully pass the exam, no further action is required by the CETP Exams Appeal Committee.

Should the exam candidate who has reported an extenuating circumstance fail the exam*, the CETP Exams Appeal Committee shall proceed with a comprehensive case review within twenty-five (25) calendar days of the release of the exam result.

*Note: should the failed exam be the exam candidate’s 3rd attempt, SAC will notify the regulatory body prior to initiation of the comprehensive review and appeal decision.

After completing the comprehensive case review, the CETP Exams Appeal Committee shall:

  • Grant the appeal if it is determined that the reported extenuating circumstance significantly impaired a candidate’s performance during the exam.  When an exam appeal is granted, the appellant is eligible for an exam rewrite at no cost, and the exam will not count as an exam attempt. 
  • Dismiss the appeal if the appellant’s submission and supporting documentation does not relate to an extenuating circumstance; or the Committee is not satisfied an extenuating circumstance significantly impaired a candidate’s performance during the exam. 

The decision of the CETP Exams Appeal Committee is final.

Procedures

1.     The exam candidate who has experienced an extenuating circumstance on the day of the exam shall report the issue and submit supporting documentation within fourteen (14) days of the exam sitting to the CETP Exams Manager. This report must be accompanied by documentation to support their report of an extenuating circumstance. Should the situation reported be health-related, confirmation must be provided by a registered health professional.

2.     Upon receipt of the report, the CETP Exams Manager shall review the documents submitted and may request further documentation if required.  Should the extenuating circumstance reported refer to an administrative, technological or exam delivery irregularity, the CETP Exams Manager shall seek further clarification/confirmation through incident reports and/or documentation from Meazure Learning and/or Proctor U to be shared with the CETP Exams Appeal Committee.  

3.     Exam candidates with pre-existing anxiety / mental / medical health issues are encouraged to request testing accommodations.

4.     Should the exam candidate fail the exam, the CETP Exams Manager shall submit the appeal request and supporting documentation within two (2) business days of the release of the exam results to the CETP Exams Appeal Committee for a comprehensive case review.

5.     The CETP Exams Manager shall schedule a meeting of the CETP Exams Appeal Committee within twenty-five (25) calendar days of the release of the exam results.

6.     SAC shall notify the relevant regulatory body of the appeal request prior to the Appeal Committee meeting.

7.     The decision of the CETP Exams Appeals Committee shall be communicated in writing to the candidate within thirty (30) calendar days of the release of the exam results. 

Policy and procedures – Approved June 1, 2023.

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