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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

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