The firm we hired to conduct the research is ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a reputable and unbiased research firm that has also conducted an assessment of the QLTS training market for the SRA as part of a comprehensive research on the QLTS. ICF International is, therefore, well-familiar with the fundamentals of the QLTS assessments.
In the research that covered three consecutive sittings of the MCT in 2013 and 2014, ICF International used statistical methodology to calculate QLTS School candidates’ pass rates on the MCT assessment. Based on an estimate and comprehensive analysis of QLTS School’s share of the assessment market, the number of takers and the overall pass rate of the assessment as published by Kaplan, the pass rate of non-QLTS School’s candidates was then calculated.
When these figures were compared, the results showed the following:
- QLTS School’s candidates passed at about double the rate—or more—of non-QLTS
- School’s candidates
- About 3 out of 4 candidates who passed the assessment, studied with QLTS School
- The vast majority of candidates who studied with QLTS School passed on the first attempt