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Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS)

Last update: April 2007

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Presentation Topics
 Purpose  Exams  Final

of advancement exams

development and administration sheet - What does it mean? and future changes

Multiple Score Factors you should do to prepare for advancement

 Profile  What

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Questions
 What

five factors make up the Final Multiple Score (FMS) for E-4 to E-6 candidates?  Is the FMS different for E-7 candidates?  What percentage of E-7 candidates are selected to be board eligible?  What factor has the largest percentage of the FMS for E-4 to E-6 candidates?  What number of occupational & PMK questions are on each exam?
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Purpose of Advancement Examinations


The advancement-in-rate examination is a tool used, as part of the Final Multiple Score, to help rank order qualified candidates on the basis of rating and professional military knowledge at the next higher rate.

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Qualifying to Take the Exam


 CO

recommendation  Meet minimum time in rate (TIR) requirement


 Proper

Path of Advancement must be met for STRIKERS/GENDETS

 Requirements


- Meet minimum requirements for rating (i.e. citizenship,

security clearance, and training)




- Counseled by their Career Development Team (CDT) after the CREO/REGA message is released (about 60 days prior to exam) - Must receive approval by the ECM, if required by the CREO/REGA message, prior to the date of examination.

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Exam Development Facts




Written by CPOs (E-7 to E-9) NETPDTC hosts an


Advancement Exam Development Conference for each rating on a 2year cycle. At least 6 Fleet SMEs from the respective rating are invited to attend.

Recent fleet experience From ratings (BM, SH, etc.) or From rating communities (EMN, AWA, etc.)


Advancement exams are designed to test rating and professional military experience and knowledge
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Exam Development Facts




Exams consist of 200 questions

Occupational + E7 E6 E5 E4 100 115 135 150

Professional Military Knowledge (PMK) 100 85 65 50

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More Exam Development Facts




Advancement exams test on occupational (rate) and professional military knowledge (PMK) information
Exams test the most important topics for the rate Every question must be supported by a reference SkillObject/Level 1 Tasks, Naval Standards, or Competencies pertaining to the rating are used to validate questions

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Advancement Exam Development Conference


 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

EVERY ONE TO TWO YEARS

Review Scope of the Rating Verify Master Reference List Update, edit, and improve exam banks and graphics Build 14 examinations (2 years) Post new Advancement Exam Strategy Guide (AESG)

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Exam Scoring

 Approaches

to exam scoring:

Criterion-referenced (schoolhouses) Norm-referenced (Navy advancement exams)

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Standard Score Example


Raw Score
0
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

100

200

Raw score: 0 to 200 Raw scores are converted to standard scores Standard score: 20 to 80 Average of all raw scores is assigned standard score 50
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Standard Score
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Myth


MYTH: Scoring the maximum 80 points on the exams means you aced the exam. FACT: It simply means you performed better than all or almost all of the other candidates taking the same exam. FACT: 80 represents the highest standard score attained for a group of candidates taking the same examination (the best raw score may have been a 175).
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Final Multiple Score (FMS)


The Final Multiple Score (FMS) method looks at the whole person


E-4/5/6 Performance Experience ( service in paygrade, awards, and PNA points) Exam Score (standard score) E-7 Performance Exam Score (standard score)
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Current FMS Chart


F CT R Performan e Mark Avera e PMA) Stan ard S ore SS) Pa ed Not Advan ed PNA) Point Service in Paygrade SIP ) Awards AWD) Max FMS Possible X M RADE P E-4/5 E-6 ALL C MP TATI N PMA X 60 PMA X 60 SS X PNA Pt E-4/5/6 E-4/5 E-6 E4/5/6 ALL From La t 5 Exam Cycle X SIP 15 X SIP 19 alues in Advancement Manual 0 13%) 30 13%) 10 4%) 234 100%) 30 11%) 34 13%) 12 4.5%) 266 100%) 56 0 M XP S E-4/5 4 6%) 0 4%) % E-6 0 41.5%) 0 0%)

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FMS for E-4/5 Candidates


(Maximum possible points)

    

Examination standard score: Performance: Service in paygrade Awards: PNA Points: Total Possible

80 84 30 10 30 234

34 36 13 4 13 100

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FMS for E-6 Candidates


(Maximum possible points)

    

Examination standard score: Performance: Service in paygrade: Awards: PNA Points: Total Possible

80 110 34 12 30 266

30.0 41.5 13.0 4.5 11.0 100.0

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FMS for E-7 Candidates


(Maximum possible points)

 

Examination standard score: Performance: Total Possible

80 52 132

60 40 100

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Contribution to Variance
FMS Factors (E-6 USN/R)
70% 60% 50%
TION TO
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 108 111 112 115 116 119 120 123 124 127 128 131 132 135 136 139 140 143 144 147 148 151 152 155 156 159 160 163 164 167 168 171 172 175 176 179 180 183 184 187 188 191 SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR SEP MAR 85 86 86 87 87 88 88 89 89 90 90 91 91 92 92 93 93 94 94 95 95 96 # 96 97 97 98 98 99 99 00 00 * 01 01 02 02 03 03 04 04 05 05 06

40% 30% 20% 10% 0% -10% 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41


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Changes for August/September 2007


 

Increase Performance Mark Average (PMA) Reduce Service in Paygrade and Pass Not Advanced Factors by One Half
Maintain experience (SIPG) at a reduced number of factor points Maintain sustained superior performance (PNA) at a reduced number of factor points
CURRENT FMS ELEMENT E-4/5 MA PTS
84 36

INCREASE PMA and HALF SIPG & PNA E-4/5 MA PTS


41.5 90 43

E-6 MA PTS
110

E-6 MA DELTA
7

PTS
116 48.5

DELTA
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Performance

Mark Average

(Performance/COs Recommendation)
Standard Service

Score (Knowledge)

80 30

34 13

80 34

30 13

80 15

38 7

4 -6

80 17

33.5 7

3.5 -6

in Paygrade (Career Rating

Experience)
Pass

Not Advanced Points

30

13

30

11

15

-6

15

-5

(Sustained Superior Performance)


Awards Total

(Experience/Performance)

10 234

4 100

12 266

4.5 100

10 210

5 100

12 240

5 100

0.5

Points

 Note: E-7 FMS does not change from current FMS


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Changes (Contd)


Change in PMA Formula:


from current: (12 pt difference between EP & MP or MP & P)
 

E-4/5 = (PMA x 60) - 156 E-6 = (PMA x 60) 130

to new: (16 pt difference between EP & MP or MP & P)


 

E-4/5 = (PMA x 80) - 230 E-6 = (PMA x 80) 204

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Study Results
Rank ordering from Mar 06 rating exams Note differences in rank ordering for Sailors with high PMA Most Sailors with high PMA increased in ranking compared to the current ranking

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Rankings for SH1

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340 CANDIDATES 37 SELECTEES (9 Candidates W/ 4.0 PMA not shown)

New FMS Chart


F C r a e era e M Sta ar S re SS Su ta e Su er r er r a e SS Career at er e e C war Ma FMS e er Mar M C M M M SS N Fr a S S a ue a e e t Ma ua t a t C e ON M S N

 Note: E-7 FMS does not change from current FMS


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Performance Mark Average (PMA)


Representation of a Typical E-6 Candidate PMA Frequency Distribution
6000 5500 5000 4500 4000 CANDIDATES 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 < 2.75 2.80 2.85 2.90 2.95 3.00 3.05 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.25 3.30 3.35 3.40 3.45 3.50 3.55 3.60 3.65 3.70 3.75 3.80 3.85 3.90 3.95 4.00
CANDIDATES = 8173 PMA 3.80 ACCOUNTS FOR 25.3 OF THE TOTAL CANDIDATES

 Promotion

recommendation point = = = = = 4.00 3.80 3.60 3.40 2.00

values Early Promote Must Promote Promotable Progressing Significant Problems


 Time-in-rate

PMA based on: 3 yrs of averaged evals for E-6 1 yr of averaged evals for E-4/5
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E-3 to E-4 E-4 to E-5 E-5 to E-6 E-4 to E-5

requirements 6 mos in E-3 12 mos in E-4 36 mos in E-5 36 mos in E-6

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How is PMA calculated?


Example for PO2 participating in PO1 exam: Evaluation ending 02 March 15 01 March 15 00 March 15 Block 45 mark EP = 4.00 MP = 3.80 MP = 3.80

Add 4.00 + 3.80 + 3.80 = 11.6, divide by 3 = 3.866 Round up to 3.87 Final PMA is 3.87
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Performance Mark Average Contribution to Final Multiple Score


Performance Mark Average
4.00 3.80 3.60 3.40

FMS Points E4/5 E6 E7


84.0 110.0 72.0 98.0 60.0 86.0 48.0 74.0 52.0 49.4 46.8 44.2

*These values are based on individuals average over the cumulative reporting periods.

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Passed Not Advanced (PNA) Points

Sustained Superior Performance Awarded to those who pass the exam but are not advanced due to quota limitations Points awarded each exam cycle based on combination of Performance Mark Average (PMA) and Exam Standard Score (SS) Up to 3.0 PNA points awarded per exam cycle up to 5 cycles (1.5 points max each for PMA and SS) 1.5 points per cycle) awarded based on ranking relative to peers: Top 25 = 1.5 PNA Points Next 25 = 1.0 PNA Points = 0.5 PNA Points Next 25 Bottom 25 = 0 PNA Points SS (max 1.5 points per cycle) awarded based on exam score: 57.01- 80.00 = 1.5 PNA points 50.01- 57.00 = 1.0 PNA points 42.01- 50.00 = 0.5 PNA points < 42.01 = 0 PNA points Maximum total weight 7 (E-4/E-5); 6 (E-6)

Representation of a Typical E-6 Candidate PNA Frequency Distribution

12,000

10,000

8,000 CANDIDATES

 PMA (max

6,000

4,000

2,000

0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 13.0 13.5 14.0 14.5 15.0

Rarely maxed to 15 Pts

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Awards (AWD) Points


Representation of a Typical -6 Candidate AWD Frequency Distribution
xperience / Performance Not proposed for reduction / elimination Points awarded as per chart below Maximum point awarded 10 ( 4/ 5) 12 ( 6)
6,000

Maximum total weight 5% ( 4/ 5/ 6)


5,000

AWARD

PTS/AWDS

4,000 CANDIDAT S

3,000

2,000

1,000

0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Rarely maxed to 10 Pts for

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Medal of Honor 10 Navy Cross 5 Distinguished Service Medal or Cross 4 Silver Star Medal 4 Legion of Merit 4 Distinguished Flying Cross 4 Navy and Marine Corps Medal 3 Bronze Star Medal 3 Purple Heart 3 Defense Meritorious Service Medal 3 Meritorious Service Medal 3 Joint Service Commendation Medal 3 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal 3 Executive Letter of Commendation 2 Joint Service Achievement Medal 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2 Combat Action Ribbon 2 Gold Life Saving Medal 2 -4/5 Good Conduct Medal (Navy or Marine Corps) 2 Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal 2 Individual Augmentee (IA) Tour 2 Air Medal (Strike/Flight) 1 Navy Advancement Center Letter of Commendation (Flag/Senior Executive Service) 281
9 10 11 12

Service in Paygrade (SIPG)


Representation of a Typical -6 Candidate SIPG Frequency Distribution
8,000 7,000 6,000

Rating xperience Up to 7.5 years awarded ( 4/ 5/ 6) Maximum total weight 7% ( 4/ 5/ 6)

CANDIDAT S

5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 0006 0009 0100 0103 0106 0109 0200 0203 0206 0209 0300 0303 0306 0309 0400 0403 0406 0409 0500 0503 0506 0509 0600 0603 0606 0609 0700 0703 0706

SIPG (YYMM)

Rarely maxed to 7.5 yrs at -4/5

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Maximum Factor Counts and Highest FMS


Num e r of Ca ndida te s TOT C N 30, 3 , 3 ,2 SS M 0 2 E E ith Ma x im um Fa ctor M F C M M ,23 ,2 3,0 SI E E M M 0 2,3 3 , 32 F C E E M M ve ra ge d for . F C N F C M 0 RS

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Highest FMS

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cross ll Ratings Over a . R eriod FMSM FMS SCORE 23 00 203 2 23 00 223 00 2 00 2 00

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NOTE: Inval and Change of Rate Candidates are not included in Total Candidate count.

Now lets talk about the Profile Information Sheet

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Final Multiple Score Breakdown PNA Point Breakdown Exam Score by Section Breakdown
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Initial Profile Sheet

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Post Board Profile Sheet

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Questions and Answers




QUESTION: What if a reference is revised so that it changes the correct answer to an exam question? ANSWER: If the change makes the questions original correct answer no longer valid or no longer the ONLY correct answer, the question will be deleted. If the change results in a different answer than the original correct answer, then answer key is simply changed to reflect the new correct answer.
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another Q & A


QUESTION: I missed making rate by less than 1 point. What should I do? ANSWER: Contact PSD/ESO to make sure all possible FMS points were submitted

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Where do the advancement quotas originate?


Chief of Naval Operations and Enlisted Community Managers determine vacancies based on projected gains and losses
E4/5/6 Vacancies E7/8/9 Vacancies

OPNAV directed quotas Selection based on top FMS


Personnel are selected for advancement based on FMS

OPNAV Selection Board


E7/8/9 Boards select personnel for advancement

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What do you mean, there was a discrepancy on my test?




Discrepancies:

Examples:
Missing or incorrect PMA

Errors can lead to:


Delayed results or advancements Improper processing LOSING OUT ON ADVANCEMENT

An error on a worksheet An error on an answer sheet Or

Overwriting bar-coded information with incorrect answer sheet bubbling Improper path of advancement Not meeting special rating requirements Incorrect SSN Name on Answer Sheet not matching EMF Insufficient Time-in-Rate Recording exam rate incorrectly (MM vice MMN entered on answer Navy Advancement Center sheet)

information that does not match the Enlisted Master File

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How can YOU help YOUR Sailors to be prepared for Advancement?


   

Make sure they meet all eligibility requirements Make sure they understand sustained superior performance is the key Provide useful guidance in their evaluations and mid-term counseling Ensure they know about the tools to help them succeed (Bibliography, References, AESG, schools, OJT, etc.)

Use the Advancement Exam Strategy Guide (AESG) to help focus their study plan.

START EARLY--dont wait until the last minute!

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Bibliography for Advancement Study (Bibs)




Bibs are available ONLY in electronic form available at


https://www.advancement.cnet.navy.mil

  

Bibs list the source references for each rating exam Always study the most recent version of any reference! The Advancement Exam Strategy Guide (AESG) for each rating links the references used in advancement exams to the Topic and Subtopics tested

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Advancement Exam Strategy Guide

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Bibliography Web Posting For Advancement Exams




ACTIVE DUTY BIBS


E AM CYCLE JANUARY MARCH SEPTEMBER E-7 E AM E-4/5/6 E AM E-4/5/6 E AM POST DATE JULY OCTOBER APRIL

RESERVES BIBS
E AM CYCLE FEBRUARY FEBRUARY AUGUST E-7 E AM E-4/5/6 E AM E-4/5/6 E AM POST DATE AUGUST SEPTEMBER MARCH

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Exam Schedule
January 3rd Thursday E7 E4/5/6/7 February (Reserve) March

1st Thursday E6 2nd Thursday E5 3rd Thursday E4 E4/5/6

August (Reserve)

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September 1st Thursday E6 2nd Thursday E5 3rd Thursday E4


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Recent Changes to Enlisted Advancement




Effective Mar 2007 - Two advancement points (the same as for receipt of Navy Achievement Medal) will be awarded to Sailors who successfully complete a tour greater than 179 consecutive days in a designated combat zone (CENTCOM Iraq Afghanistan and HOA) Effective 2007 IAs serving designated combat areas will have a 4-month windows in which to take an exam (2 months prior and 1 month after) Effective Feb 2007 IAs serving in designated combat areas TIR eligible for E-7 will be validated for the CPO board without having to take the advancement exam. This is a one-time policy.
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Summary
     

Purpose of advancement exams Exams development and administration Final Multiple Score Factors Profile sheet - What does it mean? What you should do to prepare for advancement Recent and future changes

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For general NEAS information or to download information:


Home page: https://www.advancement.cnet.navy.mil Specific questions:


Command Master Chief


EMCM(SS) Robert McCombs DSN 922-1305 or 922-1572 COMM: (850) 452-1305 or 922-1572

Exam Development:
Kirk Schultz DSN: 922-1001, ext 2141 COMM: (850) 452-1001, ext 2141

Exam Administration:
Jim Hawthorne DSN 922-1001, ext 1531 COMM: (850) 452-1001, ext 1531


Exam discrepancies:
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DSN: 922-1252 COMM: (850) 452-1252 Advancement Center 3 February 2003 Navy

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