I thought 90% sounded high too, but that's what I was told by a college
professor who was trying to make me feel better about not passing the first
time. So 90% might not be accuate since it didn't come directly for NB's,
but it's still a good idea to not expect to pass the first time, so when and
if you do, you can be even more proud of yourself, or not quite as
disappointed if you don't pass.
On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 11:25:12 -0500, Fields, Linda wrote
> Grace posted," There's a 90% failure rate on first timers, which I
> didn't take to heart the first time, and was SORELY disappointed
> when I didn't pass. "
> I'm not sure this is entirely accurate. When I did it back in 97-the
> first time for art teachers, I believe, the pass rate was about 30%.
> It has risen steadily since then, probably due to all the networking,
> workshops, banking of scores, etc. "Back in the day" scores were
> not banked.
> Good luck to whomever chooses to do it. It does need to be a
> conscious and intelligent choice for each individual according to
> his or her ability to handle the stress. It is worth it. Linda in NC