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TEF exam - conflicting info on scoring - help!!

TEF exam - conflicting info on scoring - help!!

Old Jul 3rd 2003, 6:06 am
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Waterships
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Default TEF exam - conflicting info on scoring - help!!

I am taking the TEF exam tomorrow. Here is the problem:

The exam information says 3 points per correct answer.

Scenario : Listening
There are 60 questions so maximum score cannot be more than 180. CIC site
gives score for listening as up to 360. So, I thought maybe they doubled the
result, but...

Sceanrio: Reading
There are two parts, understanding written text (50 questions/150 pts) and
understanding words/structure (40 questions/120pts). CIC site gives score
for reading as up to 300 points. So doubling is not the answer.

Now forgive me for being dense, but where did CIC get their scoring
mechanism from as it bears no resemblence to the TEF exam scores? As they
only deal with TEF this is a big question. This has bothered me for some
time.

And another thing, CIC have increased the number of points required to reach
levels 4, 5 and 6 (sneaky, I don't suppose anyone else noticed).

Can anyone explain this? How am I supposed to know what my CIC score is
when I get my results?

BJ

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Old Jul 4th 2003, 3:30 am
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Kuzgun
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Default Re: TEF exam - conflicting info on scoring - help!!

Hi,

If you look at the TEF candidate's manual you'll see that:

the correct answers will be multiplied by 3 (as you've mentionned)
then the wrong answers will be deducted from this; this would be your
net score. Then
each section's net score will be multiplied by 2. That's why in
reading you can get max 50x3x2=300, listening 60x3x2=360. So CIC
didn't invent anything new

I hope this helps.

"waterships" wrote in message news:...
    > I am taking the TEF exam tomorrow. Here is the problem:
    >
    > The exam information says 3 points per correct answer.
    >
    > Scenario : Listening
    > There are 60 questions so maximum score cannot be more than 180. CIC site
    > gives score for listening as up to 360. So, I thought maybe they doubled the
    > result, but...
    >
    > Sceanrio: Reading
    > There are two parts, understanding written text (50 questions/150 pts) and
    > understanding words/structure (40 questions/120pts). CIC site gives score
    > for reading as up to 300 points. So doubling is not the answer.
    >
    > Now forgive me for being dense, but where did CIC get their scoring
    > mechanism from as it bears no resemblence to the TEF exam scores? As they
    > only deal with TEF this is a big question. This has bothered me for some
    > time.
    >
    > And another thing, CIC have increased the number of points required to reach
    > levels 4, 5 and 6 (sneaky, I don't suppose anyone else noticed).
    >
    > Can anyone explain this? How am I supposed to know what my CIC score is
    > when I get my results?
    >
    > BJ
 

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