The total number of correct answers determines your raw score, which is then scaled statistically to ensure that all versions of the exam are equal in difficulty and content. The scaled scores range from zero to 100.
The actual passing score is determined by a criterion-referenced procedure called the Angoff Modified Technique. In brief, experts in the agronomy field review the exam questions and evaluate them according to how successful a minimally competent candidate would be, which determines a minimum passing score.
An email notification will be sent approximately six weeks after the exam date to the email we have on file for the registrant.
No. Test scores are confidential and notification will be sent by email to the original registrant's email address. The notification will include a link that requires the registrant to use their password to access their exam scores. We cannot disclose scores or pass/fail status via fax or phone to anyone.
Test scores are confidential and only released to the candidate.
Registration starts 3 months prior to the exam date and must be received 6 weeks prior to the exam date. Exam registration materials will automatically be emailed to those who need to retake an exam. Exam registration materials are also available by contacting ASA at 608-273-8085, Fax: 608-273-2081, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, mail: ASA/CCA, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711-5801 or at www.certifiedcropadviser.org.