I failed the the NYS EMT-B course final examination. The stated passing score was a 75% or greater. I received a 70.6% on the final, and a 69% on the retake. I was told that because I did not meet course requirements, I am not allowed to sit for the state exam, which is the actual certification test. I just went back through the course syllabus, and found that at one point it does state that 75% is required to sit for the state exam. However, It states earlier in the document that a passing score is a 70%. While I expect that this is in fact a mistake, I believe it's the mistake that we can exploit. I do not want to bring in legal council.
Although you may make the argument the likelihood is that it will be unsuccessful.
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It is not a mistake. I have handled almost an exact case as yours. The school wants its success rate to be high on the real test so makes you get a higher score than necessary on the practice test to ensure that only the best and most likely to pass the real test actually get to take it. This is not something winnable, in my opinion.
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If the school's policy is to not let you sit for a state exam unless you achieve a 75% on your final exam, and you did not make that score, then the school has a right to refuse to let you take the state exam. The 70% score is probably referring to the state exam's 70% passing score; but it's not the same as a school program's standards.
As the other attorneys stated, it's highly unlikely the administration will reverse its decision.
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