Scores

EXADEP™ test scores are reportable for five years after the test administration. Scores older than five years are not reportable.

Scores Reported

Five scaled scores are reported for the EXADEP test:

  • A Verbal Aptitude score on a 20–80 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • A Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning score on a 20–80 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • A Written Expression score on a 20–80 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • An English score on a 20–80 score scale, in 1-point increments.
  • A Total score on a 200–800 score scale, in 1-point increments.

How the Test is Scored

For each of the five sections of the EXADEP test, scoring is essentially a two-step process. First a raw score is computed for each section. The raw score for each section is the number of questions answered correctly.

The raw scores are then converted to scaled scores through a process known as equating. The equating process accounts for minor variations in difficulty among the different test editions. Thus, a given scaled score for a particular section reflects the same level of performance regardless of which edition of the test was taken.

To obtain the Total score, each section score is multiplied by the section weight. The weight for each section is proportionate to the number of items in each section.

Section Section Score Weight
Section 1: Verbal Aptitude
A
3.5
Sections 2: Mathematics, and 3: Analytical Reasoning
B
2.5
Section 4: Written Expression
C
2.0
Section 5: English
D
2.0
TOTAL
T*
 

* T = 3.5A + 2.5B + 2.0C + 2.0D

The Guide to the Use and Interpretation of Scores for the EXADEP™ Test contains interpretation information to assist score users and encourages institutions and programs to use EXADEP scores appropriately.