Run-out-of-time (R.O.O.T.) Rule

Posted
9/11/2014
Length
1:05
Year
2013
Presented By
  • NCLEX Examinations
Category
NCLEX Exam
Topic
NCLEX Exam
Audience
General Public
Description

When you run out of time before reaching the maximum amount of items, the computer has not been able to decide whether you passed or failed with 95% certainty and has to use an alternate rule.

  • If you have not answered the minimum amount of items, you fail. 
  • If you have at least answered the minimum amount of items, the computer reviews your last 60 ability estimates:
    • If your last 60 ability estimates were above the passing standard, you pass. 
    • If your ability dropped below the passing standard, even once, during your last 60 items, you fail. 

This does not mean you must answer the last 60 items correctly. Each ability estimate is based on all the previous items that you have answered.

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