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by DaveLPN DaveLPN (New Member) New Member

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So today was the big day!!!!! :uhoh3:

175 questions or so untill the computer shut off.

Anyone have any input of what this could me in terms of pass vs. fail?

My LPN test shut off at the minimum of 85 but I dont know what to think of todays test. I know the more questions means the less you performed at an extreme (very well or very poorly). I am very nervous the test seemed so diffucult.

DaveLPN :monkeydance:

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I know I have heard of people passing and failing all the way across the board. If it makes you feel any better, I ended at 75 and feel like I must have failed! If I failed, it was a total tank! Hooray! 60 questions to determine my future...seems wrong on so many levels...

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Best of luck! Mine shut off yesterday around 155ish. The closer you get to 265, the harder it is for the computer to determine if you are on the passing or failing mark...which means you're in the middle I guess? I'm sure you did fine! Keep good thoughts in your mind!

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EricJRN has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Best of luck! Mine shut off yesterday around 155ish. The closer you get to 265, the harder it is for the computer to determine if you are on the passing or failing mark...which means you're in the middle I guess?

Here's the thing: In order to shut off before 265, assuming you don't run out of time, the computer needs to be 95% sure that you've passed the exam.

So at 75 questions, the computer could be pretty confident (let's say 70% sure of a pass or fail), but it would keep going. Up to 264 questions (as long as there is time left), that 95% level of confidence is what is required for the computer to stop. At question 155 for you, the computer was 95% certain that you either passed or failed. So if you passed, you were still very convincing.

After all 265 questions (or 205 for PN), the computer throws out the 95% thing and simply looks at whether you were closer to passing or failing.

In other words, many of those students with longer exams will unnecessarily stress out about a potential failure, so that's why I try to tag this little disclaimer on to the "harder for the computer to determine" discussion.

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Bottom line is as long as you get questions you're still in the game.

Less questions mean you proved yourself early one way or the other.

Easier said than done but all you can do is wait. Second guessing only leads to false hope or false fear.

Good luck.

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nurseby07 specializes in oncology, trauma, home health.

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Are you guys saying that people can pretty much count on passing if the computer shuts off at 75?

Thanks!

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No, I failed with 75 questions meaning I bombed early. The point I'm trying to make is because the test changes depending on your answers and the way it judges you there's no way to know no matter what number of questions you may have how you did.

The only thing you know is that it made a decision. The best way to handle it is to take one question at a time, pace yourself and think of nothing but the question in front of you.

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I just hate that it doesn't tell you much when you fail. It tells you below, near, or above passing rate on each section. That doesn't really help much.

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