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Why are our results rounded down instead of rounded up?

 
Chengwei Lee
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In the usual mathematics, and in fact back in the schools, examination results are usually rounded up, so long as it hits .5 & above.

Why was it that for Sun Certification, it gets rounded downwards? Who dictates the rounding off? Sun or Prometric?

Any guys failed due to the rounding down before? I just did. I got 67.6% for my SCDJWS Beta & it was rounded down to 67%. I failed by 1%.

 
Jan Rotthaus
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Hi,

I am really sorry that you failed, but I don't think, that you failed as a matter of rounding down. You need 68% to pass, you got 67.6% so you failed (not by 1% but by 0.4%).

Still, really sorry
 
Nicholas Cheung
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In addition, the actual passing score should mean *the number of correct questions*, not the percentage!

As SUN declared that you are pass if you score 47 out of 69, and in fact, you are now getting 46 out of 69 only.

Even though I always say a pass is a pass, but now the case is, a fail is a fail, no matter how close you are getting with the passing target.

It is already not a round up or round down problem. I guess the score is only regarded as a convenience mean. As if you told people, I got 60 questions answered correctly without specifying the total number of questions, they may not know how good you did, or how bad you performed. But if you tell people, I scored 90+%, they know how well you did!

Good luck to the next try.

Nick
 
Chengwei Lee
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I'm just ranting
 
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