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Hi Rob, I passed the exam! I called the board today and was told that I scored 30 points above the score I needed to pass. Thanks so much for your help! I couldn't have done it without FSI! Thank you, Diana O., LMFT
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According to the AMFTRB, the exam is now scored using a panel of "experts" and a modified Angoff method.

The AMFTRB website states, "Each panel member estimates for each item on the test what percentage of minimally competent therapists would get the item correct. Their responses are examined and analyzed by psychometric experts and minor adjustments can be made by the Examination Advisory Committee. The anchor examination becomes the standard of knowledge to which all future forms of an examination are compared. Some forms of the examination will contain individual items that may differ in difficulty than items on other forms. To compensate for these variations, test forms are compared using a psychometric process called equating. This equating process accounts for the varying item difficulties and adjusts the passing score up or down accordingly.

As a result, the required standard of knowledge for passing the examination remains consistent from test form to test form. Therefore, there is not a standard or consistent score across exam administrations that represents a passing score." https://amftrb.org/mft-exam/faqs/