Scoring & Reporting
Percent-correct scores for the FBS exam for the first year of administration will be reported. After the first year of administration, NBOME will build the norm data and report the standard scores.
Scores for exams administered from Tuesday - Monday will be released on the Wednesday of the following week.
Reports are typically scheduled to be released on Wednesdays within 15 business days after administration, with the exception of the initial testing periods, as listed below:
||Score Release Date
|December 10, 2018 - January 21, 2019
||February 6, 2019
|March 1-11, 2019
||March 13, 2019
- Single administration school reports are provided for single administrations, as well as cumulative reports within an testing cycle e.g., December to November.
- Reports for single administrations include a score roster, a frequency table, an item key phrase report, and a school-level performance summary with a graphic school performance profiles.
- Cumulative reports summarize school performance from the beginning of the testing cycle. They include the above features plus a school-level performance summary with a graphic school performance profiles during the test cycle.
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.
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