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twhite
May 18th 2005, 05:15 PM
Does anybody have some decent sample problems for the Chi-Square distribution? It's listed in the syllabus, but doesn't seem to be mentioned in either the Bean Text or the ASM Manual.

On another note entirely, are statistics available anywhere regarding exam results? (As in, number of examinees, and a breakdown of scores?) Or are these stored deep within the hidden vaults of the SOA?

~Tom

FSA
May 18th 2005, 07:26 PM
On another note entirely, are statistics available anywhere regarding exam results? (As in, number of examinees, and a breakdown of scores?) Or are these stored deep within the hidden vaults of the SOA?

~Tom

There should be plenty of samples of the Chi-squared distribution available on the web. Just Google for it.

Scores are not made public, either for individuals or in total. However the SOA publishes statistics on the exams and posts it on their website. They give the # of candidates, the # of effective (better than a score of 0) candidates, and the number of passers, by exam.

twhite
May 19th 2005, 10:36 AM
Scores are not made public, either for individuals or in total. However the SOA publishes statistics on the exams and posts it on their website. They give the # of candidates, the # of effective (better than a score of 0) candidates, and the number of passers, by exam.

http://examresults.soa.org/fall04/fall04_epr.html
http://examresults.soa.org/spring04/spring04_epr.html

Thanks!

~Tom

krzysio
May 21st 2005, 09:16 PM
Please take a look at ASM manual errata:
http://www.math.ilstu.edu/krzysio/P-Manual-Errata.pdf
there is a discussion of chi-square there. Also, I posted a practice test on it:
http://www.math.ilstu.edu/krzysio/4-9-5-KO-Exercise.pdf
Those two contain crucial properties of chi-square that you should remember.

Yours most sincerely,
Krzys' Ostaszewski



Does anybody have some decent sample problems for the Chi-Square distribution? It's listed in the syllabus, but doesn't seem to be mentioned in either the Bean Text or the ASM Manual.

On another note entirely, are statistics available anywhere regarding exam results? (As in, number of examinees, and a breakdown of scores?) Or are these stored deep within the hidden vaults of the SOA?

~Tom

twhite
May 22nd 2005, 10:06 AM
Excellent! I had not looked at the errata in a month or so, that and the sample should prove most helpful.

Many thanks,
~Tom


Please take a look at ASM manual errata:
http://www.math.ilstu.edu/krzysio/P-Manual-Errata.pdf
there is a discussion of chi-square there. Also, I posted a practice test on it:
http://www.math.ilstu.edu/krzysio/4-9-5-KO-Exercise.pdf
Those two contain crucial properties of chi-square that you should remember.

Yours most sincerely,
Krzys' Ostaszewski