Carla is a NINJA CPA Blogger.
Hey fellow NINJAs. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday, received passing scores and was able to spend time with their family. I unfortunately did not receive that coveted 75 that I had asked Santa for on many occasions.
However, I was able to raise my score 12 points this time thanks to the Wiley test bank, the NINJA Notes and the FREE NINJA BLITZ weekend so graciously offered by Jeff and the Another71 team.
I scored a 73 on FAR this time and for the first time since starting this journey over two years ago, I feel like I too can pass the exam and become a CPA.
I have started the studying process over again and plan to retake FAR late January before tax season really gets going.
On a different note, let’s talk about score reporting for a few minutes. I live in KY, which is unfortunately not a NASBA state, so I don’t know how the other states send out the official score reports. In KY, they post the scores online usually the day after they are released and then within a couple days you will receive the official score report in the mail.
The front part shows the section you took, the score, and the words PASS/FAIL depending on the score you received. On the back of the page it shows the breakdown of the topics and how you rank among other candidates who took the same section during the same testing period.
The three headings are “weaker, comparable, and stronger”. To me, this is absolutely useless information! I would rather have numbers that actually mean something. For example, under the topic of Governmental accounting, tell me I scored a 65. Having a number gives me a better idea of what my weak topics are and what I need to look at more for the next time.
So I am posing this question to all NINJAs, “How does your state report your scores and how do you know what to work on to improve your score the next time (if need be)?”
I have started the three-stage process of setting up my next showdown with FAR in late January and hope that this time will be the one that gets me over the initial threshold and I can get my first PASS. I am hopeful that my next post will bring news of a passing score and success. Good luck to everyone studying and testing this window.