Overview of Executive Assessment (EA) Score Percentiles
Categories of EA Scoring
The two main types of scores reported for the EA are section scores and a total score. There are three sections on the EA (Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning), and each section receives a score ranging from 0 (low) to 20 (high). Total scores fall between 100 to 200 and are calculated by combining the scores from each of the aforementioned sections and adding 120.
If you received a score of 10 on Integrated Reasoning, 8 on Verbal Reasoning, and 12 on Quantitative Reasoning, you would have a combined section score of 30 and with the addition of 120, your total score would be 150. An EA score of 150 to 155 has been noted to roughly approximate a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score in the upper 500s to lower 600s range, although conversions between the two scoring systems are not standardized.
Unlike the traditional GMAT, the EA is not intended to function as the type of test where the higher you score, the better. Instead, the EA serves as a threshold indicator, meaning if you score above the threshold of the business program you hope to attend, they can be confident you are ready for the academic rigor of their program.
EA Score Reporting
The EA may be taken at an approved test center or completed within the comfort of your own home. The test is not scored differently based on location, and regardless of where you complete the test, you will receive a score report containing sectional scores, as well as your total score. The EA score report contains results for each section of the test (Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Verbal Reasoning), as well as a Total score. When you complete the EA at a testing center, you will receive your scores within approximately 24 hours, and they can be accessed by logging into your online account. When you take the EA at home, scores will be sent to you via email within approximately seven days.
When you register for the EA, you will be given the opportunity to select schools for your scores to be sent to. EA score reports are sent to institutions previously designated by the test-taker. Students must designate these institutions before the test date. However, after you take the EA, you may send your scores to as many additional programs as you wish without any additional fees. If you take the EA at a test center, scores will be sent to designated schools within one week of completing the exam. If you take the EA online at home, scores will be sent to designated schools within 24 hours of completing the exam.
If, for whatever reason, you lose access to the email account used for EA registration and need to access your score report or send it to additional programs, you can contact Pearson VUE or the appropriate regional EA Customer Service branch.
Looking for more details on EA Scoring?
To learn about how the EA is scored and all other issues that pertain to EA scoring, please have a look at the following topics:
- EA Scoring System
See this page for a discussion of how EA total scores and section scores are calculated. Learn about computer-adaptive testing. Also included is a discussion of how understanding the EA scoring system can be used to the test-taker's advantage as well as a summary of how section scores affect applications.
- EA Score Confidentiality
GMAC privacy policies and relevant laws with respect to the confidentiality of EA scores are covered on this page. Read about the test-taker data collected by GMAC, how this data is used, student rights and responsibilities, and exceptions to the confidentiality of student information.
- EA Retakes
All of the necessary information on retaking the EA can be found by consulting this page. Topics covered include official retake policies, data on student performance and retakes, how business schools view multiple test attempts, and how to decide whether or not to retake the EA.
- EA Limits on Retakes
Read this page to find out about limits on retaking the EA. Learn everything you need to know about official limits on EA attempts, how the EA's retake policies compare to other standardized tests used for graduate school admission, and the consideration of EA retakes in business school admissions.
- EA Cancelling Scores
All of the relevant information on EA score cancellation can be found on this page. Read about GMAC procedures for the voluntary cancellation of EA scores, the circumstances under which EA scores can be involuntarily cancelled, common testing issues that necessitate score cancellation, and making informed decisions on cancelling scores.
- EA Reinstating Scores
A discussion of the reinstatement of EA scores is featured on this page. Among the issues relevant to this topic are official score reinstatement policies, how to reinstate scores, and advice for students considering score reinstatement.