Hello to all our PMP and CAPM exam-writers. I try to post the latest updates each month.
As a Registered Education Provider, we get information before it is available more widely. I don’t think the following is at all important, but we try to send you information as we get it!
To sum up the communication below, PMI has been providing exam-writers their % mark on each performance domain (Initiating, Planning, Executing, etc), and exam-writers could apply the proportions and calculate an overall score. Now it will just indicate “Proficient, Moderately Proficient, and Below Proficient”.
The passing score is still 61%.
Facelift for PMP® and CAPM® Score Reports
With the launch of the PgMPSM credential on 1 October 2007, PMI instituted a new look for its score reports. This new look will also appear on the PMP® and CAPM® score reports by the end of the year.
Q: What information is provided on the new score report?
A: Just as before, there are two levels of information provided. One is the overall examination results, which will tell you whether you passed or failed. The other is a more diagnostic representation of your proficiency level per domain for PMP® and PgMPSM and by chapter for CAPM®. Each domain or chapter is accompanied by one of three possible proficiency levels—Proficient, Moderately Proficient, and Below Proficient.
Q: Why did PMI change the score report?
A: PMI improved how the diagnostic results are presented. Instead of percentages by domain/chapter, PMI is instituting global best practices in examination administration by using proficiency levels.
Q: How can the proficiency levels guide my professional development?
A: The proficiency levels serve as an aid in measuring your knowledge in specific areas of study and practice. For example, if your result is Below Proficient in one of the domains/chapters, you then know what you need to study to improve.
Q: What else has changed in PMI’s examination practices?
A: Nothing. The credential examinations remain the same.
Q: Does the change in the score report indicate a different score or standard to pass the examination?
A: No. People who take the examination will experience the same score standard as before. This means that people who receive the new score report are evaluated the same as those who received the old score report.
Q: Do I have to be proficient in every domain in order to pass the examination?
A: No. There are not a minimum or maximum number of domains in which you need to demonstrate proficiency in order to pass the exam. Your pass/fail rate is determined based on your overall performance, not on how many questions you answered right or wrong in a particular domain.