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That would be neither, since California still uses the "Western" states
exam for the SE exam.

HTH,

Scott
Ypsilanti, MI


On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, Jason Kilgore wrote:

> Was this SE I or SE II?
>
> -----
> Jason Kilgore
> Leigh & O'Kane, L.L.C.
> (816) 444-3144
> jkilgore(--nospam--at)leok.com
>
>
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: Russell Berkowitz [mailto:seaonc3(--nospam--at)hotmail.com]
>   Sent: Friday, March 15, 2002 12:36 PM
>   To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
>   Subject: California SE Exam
>
>
>   I was hoping to get a little input from people who have taken the
> California S.E. exam...
>
>   The pass rate on the 2001 SE was only 12%.
>
>   This is nearly half of the previous lowest pass rate of 22% considering
>
>   results available for the last 5 years. It appears that the Board prepared
>
>   an extremely difficult test that included new formats and problem
> groupings.
>
>   In order to achieve a 12% pass rate the Board arbitrarily lowered the
>
>   standard cut score from 50% to 48%. Does this seem reasonable? Is it fair
>
>   for test takers to question the rationale of the Board?
>
>   Pass rates of 25% to 60% are common for the other engineering disciplines.
>
>   The purpose of these tests is also to ensure the public safety. Do you
>
>   believe that the arbitrary decision by the Board ensures public safety?
>
>   SEAONC Member, CE
>
>
>


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