vendredi 5 août 2011
Yesterday, I received my results from the four tests I took back in March.
Each test is worth 100 points, and if you get 50 points or more you have passed the test. If you have between 45-49 points, it is "compensatable", that is, if you have above 50 points in the other tests, they compensate for the less than 50 points. A note less than 45 is eliminatory, and you have to take the test again. You can't have more than two that are compensatable, and you have to have at least 200 points total. Got it?
For instance, you couldn't have
A:50
B:50
C:45
D:45
Because you wouldn't have 200 points total.
You also couldn't have
A:90
B:45
C:45
D:45
Because you would have more than 2 between 45-49.
But you could have
A:55
B:55
C:45
D:45
Because you would have 200 points total and no more than two tests between 45-49.

They announced the results by posting on the website a PDF document with all the candidates ID numbers and results.
At the end of June, everyone who took the test received an email announcing that the results would be posted on August 4th.
I stayed home from work today to work at home, but mainly because I didn't want everyone to see me cry (in case the results were bad).
At around 8:30 I checked the site, and yep, it was posted.
I downloaded the PDF document, typed in my number, and hit search.
The page with my results was brought up.
At first glance, I thought I had passed all four.
90-42-48-55.
I told Alain "I got it! I got it!" Then I took a closer look and realized that nope, test B was less than 45. Damn! Three points!! Three measly points!!

For that, I have to take the B test again, next March in Paris, and wait five interminable months for the results in August. Ahh!
Ah well. At least I got the other three. C and D are usually considered to be the hardest.
Actually, I hardly even studied for D, I figured I would study as hard as I could for A, B, and C, then this year for D. Good plan that Megan. Worked really well for ya.

5 commentaires:

meredith a dit…

Well, at least you only have to take one test and not all four. Bon courage, you're almost there.

Mwa a dit…

Congratulations on the passes!

(In Belgium, they have the compensation thingies, too, but they would have made you take test C again as well if you had to retake another. We compensate all or nothing.)

Starman a dit…

What a downer. You'll pass easily next time, though.

chcmichel a dit…

Congratulations on passing the three exams; Good luck with the retake. It sucks you have to wait so long to retake and then a long time again for results. Courage!

Fresh Garden a dit…

I'm always here to support you.

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