Of the classmates that I know tested in July, 2 had the research questions. I also had them.
The research questions aren't included in the quick results at all. My test ended with 75 questions, but when the research questions started, it showed my count going up. One of the other classmates said the same thing about her question number going up, but during the research questions, it allowed you to go back to previous questions where as the actual exam didn't allow that.
One classmate that had the research questions had accidentally ended it a few questions in and it didn't impact his score at all.
Unfortunately if your quick results say fail, I'd say it's accurate and didn't incorrectly count the research questions as I've not heard of anyone's quick results being inaccurate.
What resources did you use? Either way, hang in there, and worst case scenario, you test again. Please keep us posted and thinking of you.
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I'm sorry but it may have stopped you at 75 because it took you 4 hours and 40 minutes and didn't think you would have time to go through all 265. When people stop at 75 they either are doing really good or really bad.
It wouldn't have shut off because it didn't think she'd have enough time to get through all 265.
It shuts off when one of 3 things happen:
1. When the computer is 95% the tester's ability is clearly above or below passing.
2. When time runs out.
3. Once 265 items have been answered.
Since she had time left, it wouldn't have shut off until one of those 3 things occurred. Since hers shut off at 75, it was #1.