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COMAT FBS Comprehensive  |  Scoring & Reporting

Scores for each subject examination are reported as standard scores, which account for minor differences in difficulty between forms. The standard score is an estimate of the underlying achievement level. This underlying achievement level has a mean of 200 and a standard deviation of 10, based on a national sample of examinees in their 2nd year in osteopathic medical school. A total score above 200 indicates above average performance for the subject compared to students in their 2nd year.

Scores for COMAT FBS Comprehensive exams administered from Monday – Friday will be released on the Wednesday of the following week. This varies slightly when a new testing cycle begins or when there are non-testing days scheduled.

Upcoming special score release dates include the following:

Testing Period Score Release Date
August 30 – September 12, 2022 September 14, 2022*
November 15 – 28, 2022 November 30, 2022
December 20, 2022 – January 2, 2023 January 4, 2023
August 8 – 11, 2023 August 16, 2023
August 29 – September 11, 2023 September 13, 2023

*First score release of 2022-2023 test cycle.

Both single administration and cumulative reports are posted to a secure website, which the NBOME maintains. We provide each COM access to their site to review, print, and archive the reports. Each COM will decide how to distribute student score reports if they choose to do so. We will not send COMAT student score report to students directly.


Score Confirmation

The NBOME conducts a thorough quality assurance process to ensure the accuracy of all candidate scores. Additionally, we will confirm an exam score for any COMAT exam if a school coordinator submits a written request within 30 days after scores are released.

Individual students may not request score confirmations.

Because score confirmation is limited solely to computer-recorded responses, the score is unlikely to change. The NBOME will ensure all sections of the exam were completed and that responses were graded against the proper form. The NBOME does not release information about the scoring of individual exam questions.

The fee for score confirmation is $25, and the request must be accompanied by a check or credit card information. A score confirmation entails retrieving the original test responses, checking for testing or data abnormalities, rescoring using a process different from the operational scoring process, and comparing the rescored results with the originally reported scores. Results of a score confirmation will be sent to the school coordinator by NBOME Client Services within two weeks of the request.

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