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COMAT FBS Comprehensive  |  Scoring & Reporting

Scores for each subject examination are reported as standard scores, which account for minor differences in difficulty between forms. The standard score is an estimate of the underlying achievement level. This underlying achievement level has a mean of 200 and a standard deviation of 10, based on a national sample of examinees in their 2nd year in osteopathic medical school. A total score above 200 indicates above average performance for the subject compared to students in their 2nd year.

Scores for exams administered from Monday – Friday will be released to COMs on the Wednesday 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
August 5 - 9, 2024 August 13, 2024
August 27 - September 13, 2024 September 18, 2024
November 25 - 27, 20244 December 4, 2024
December 16, 2024 - January 3, 2025 January 8, 2025
August 4 - 8, 2025 August 13, 2025
August 26 - September 5, 2025 September 10, 2025
November 27 - 28, 2025 December 3, 2025
December 22, 2025 - January 2, 2026 January 7, 2026


Both single administration and cumulative reports are posted to a secure website, which the NBOME maintains. We provide each COM access to their site to review, print, and archive the reports. Each COM will decide how to distribute student score reports if they choose to do so. We will not send COMAT student score report to students directly.


Score Confirmation

The NBOME conducts a thorough quality assurance process to ensure the accuracy of all candidate scores. Additionally, we will confirm an exam score for any COMAT exam if a school coordinator submits a written request within 30 days after 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 all sections of the exam were completed 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 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 NBOME Client Services within two weeks of the request.

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