The report will present your score in three ways: by content area, by body system, and by section. The Content Area Report presents your exam performance on items grouped by work activities and treatment processes relative to your profession. The Body Systems Report presents your exam performance by major body systems. The Sections Scores report presents your performance by each section of the exam.
All three reports contain the following information.
- Total Items: The total number of items pertaining to that topic or section.
- # Items Correct: The number of items you answered correctly.
- Percent Correct: The percentage of total items you answered correctly.
For the Content Area Report and Body Systems Report, your report will contain the above plus the following information.
- Scale Score: This score represents your score in this area on the same scale as the total NPTE score. A score of 600 or greater means you were on track to pass in this area (note that you cannot pass an individual section).
- Retake Range: This range of scores represents the range in which you are likely to score if you retake the NPTE, based on the fact that the next time you might get some items that you know better or others that you are less familiar with.
- On Track to Pass Score—Number of Items Correct: The number of items you would need to get right in a section so that your score in this section would be consistent with a passing score. Although you can’t pass or fail a Content Area or Body System, we provide this number to let candidates know which areas they are weakest in, and about how many more items they need to get right in those areas to have a score that is consistent with passing the overall test. You can get fewer items correct than the On Track to Pass Score and still pass the overall test, but you would have to do better in other areas to make up for it.
- On Track to Pass Score—Percent Correct: The percentage of items you would need in that area to be on track to pass.
Performance Feedback Reports are only available for NPTE administrations after January 1, 2013.
For more information about the report, visit the Performance Feedback Report Frequently Asked Questions.
For detailed guidance on how to use the report, visit Using Your Performance Feedback Report.