After the Examination, candidate responses are forwarded to the AICPA for scoring. The AICPA does not receive or have access to candidate identities. The responses are identified by the examination section identification number only. When advisory scores become available, the AICPA forwards them to NASBA, who then matches the scores to individual candidates. NASBA then forwards the scores to boards of accountancy for approval and subsequent release to candidates.
A score review is the verification of a candidate’s score. It involves making certain that the approved answer key was used and that it was applied correctly. The score review is not a re-grading of the examination. It is an automated and validated process and does not involve human graders. It is not an opportunity to find additional points or to have new responses considered.