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COMAT Clinical Subjects  |  Scoring & Reporting

Scores for each COMAT Clinical subject examination are reported as standard scores, which account for minor differences in difficulty between forms. Standard scores are set to have a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 10 based on a representative sample of nationally normed data. Standard score scales are reviewed annually and may be re-established at the discretion of the NBOME. The COMAT Percentile Score Conversion Table converts standard scores into percentile scores.

Scores for exams administered from Monday – Friday will be released on the Thursday of the following week. This varies slightly when a new testing cycle begins or when there are non-testing days scheduled.

Upcoming special score release dates include the following:

Testing Period Score Release Date
July 12 – 26, 2022 July 28, 2022
November 16 – 29, 2022 December 1, 2022
December 21, 2022 – January 3, 2023 January 5, 2023
June 21 – 23, 2023 June 29, 2023
July 11 – 25, 2023 July 27, 2023

 

Reports are scheduled to be released 5-10 business days after administration.

COM Comparative Summary Reports by COMAT discipline are available to COMs on the secure Dean’s Page of the Client Registration System. COMs are able to compare their COM student performance with other unidentified COMs. These reports for the testing cycle/academic year are uploaded annually in August or September.

All reports are posted to a secure website, maintained by the NBOME. COMs are provided access to this site to review, print, and archive reports. Each COM may decide how to distribute student score reports. NBOME will not send COMAT student score reports directly to students.

Score Confirmation

The NBOME conducts a thorough quality assurance process to ensure that all candidate scores are accurate. However, if a COM chooses, we will confirm an examination score for any COMAT exam if a school coordinator submits a written request within 30 days after the scores are released. Individual students may not request score confirmations.

Because score confirmation is limited solely to computer-recorded responses, the score is unlikely to change. The NBOME will ensure that all sections were complete and that responses were graded against the proper form. The NBOME does not release information about the scoring of individual exam questions.

The fee for score confirmation is $25, and the request must be accompanied by a check or credit card information. A score confirmation entails retrieving the original test responses, checking for any testing or data abnormalities, rescoring using a process different from the operational scoring process, and comparing the rescored results with the originally reported scores. Results of a score confirmation will be sent to the school coordinator by Client Services within two weeks of the request.

For in-depth exam information, please view the COMAT Test Administration Guide.

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