PAEA made an online conversion application available in ExamDriver to make the enhancement to scale scores as seamless as possible. The conversion tool is similar to conversion calculators available on other apps, such as those that are commonly used to calculate body mass index and medication dosages. The scale score from the student report or composite report can be entered into a column and the raw score will be computed, and vice versa. The conversion tool is available to faculty only in ExamDriver, using a link in the upper right corner of the Reports tab.
Here is what the student score report conversion tool looks like:
As you can see from the above screen shot, you will be able to select the specialty exam (arrow A), version of the exam (arrow B), and exam form (arrow C), and covert the raw number to a scale score by entering in the data as they appear on the score report starting with the total correct (arrow D). It also works in reverse: programs that are deep into their clinical year and need to continue providing raw scores will be able to look those scores up as well.
A second tab features a Composite Score Report conversion tool that converts an entire cohort’s scores at one time. This tool also works both ways when you upload any unedited composite score report. Just follow the simple steps in the tool to retrieve converted scores.