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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 to COMs on the Thursday of the following week. Note that the COMs then release scores to their students at the COM’s discretion.

Upcoming special score release dates include the following:

Testing Period Score Release Date
November 13 – 22, 2023 November 30, 2023
December 18 – 22, 2023 January 4, 2024
June 24 – 28, 2024 July 2, 2024
July 16 – 26, 2024 August 1, 2024
November 25 – 27, 2024 December 5, 2024
December 16, 2024 – January 3, 2025 January 9, 2025


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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