Every Day, In Every Way, I’m Getting Better & Better: QEP & FSOA – Part 1

Qualifications Evaluation Panel (QEP)

Greetings from the madhouse!

When I left you last, I was in the midst of writing my Personal Narratives. I submitted those in the wee hours of the South Korean Morning, complete at last. They were by far the best essays I could have written and that was in no small part due to all the amazing people who helped me edit and review each and every word. For those of you reading who might be just beginning the QEP process, I cannot stress it enough: Get others to read and review your work!

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The Results Are In:

I passed.

To advance to the QEP stage, applicants must have achieved a score of 154 on the multiple choice components of the FSOT and an essay score of at least 6 on a 12-point scale. Essays were scored for those candidates who received at least 154 on the multiple choice section.
There are three parts in the multiple choice section. You scored as follows:
Job Knowledge: 57.6

Biographic Questionnaire: 59.84
English Expression: 60.91
Multiple Choice Total: 178.35
Your Essay Score: 7

Congratulations again. We look forward to receiving your Personal Narratives submission.
Sincerely,
The Board of Examiners

Next up in the list of flaming hoops to jump through: Personal Narratives. More soon, folks. I’m off to do my happy dance for a day or three. Keep reading, this adventure isn’t done yet!

‘Till next time.

 

Waiting is the Worst

I have about 24 hours left until it is likely that the results of the FSOT February exams are released. There will be an email from PearsonVUE sitting in my inbox with answers I have been dreaming about for weeks. I won’t actually get the scores from the test in that email (you have to request those) but I’ll get the pass/fail information.

Before we get there, I thought I’d share my test experience with anyone who was curious. Now, mind you, everyone has to sign NDAs when you take the test and it would be ridiculous of me to risk my chances for a blog. However, while I can’t tell you what was on the test, I can tell you what it was like to take it in Seoul, South Korea. Continue reading