Help Associates Pass Exams Faster
Though the amount of content on the CPA Exam has grown significantly over the past decade, most CPA Review courses haven’t changed their approach to studying. They have simply added more material, while still recommending the same chapter-by-chapter study plan for every student. It’s no wonder that pass rates for the CPA Exam hover around 50%.
Surgent recognized that this wasn’t an efficient way to prepare candidates – especially associates who already have a solid understanding of core accounting principles. That’s why our adaptive learning innovation, A.S.A.P. Technology, is programmed to detect candidates’ knowledge gaps and provide relevant content and questions aimed at closing them.
Surgent CPA Review students achieve pass rates far above the national average while studying on average just 46 hours per exam section. Our current firm partners are seeing that the Surgent approach to exam prep gets their associates exam-ready faster than ever before, allowing for a greater work/life balance and less burnout.
Interested in having your associates pass faster than you ever thought possible? Let us know you’re interested in trying Surgent CPA Review by filling out the form on the right.
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What makes Surgent different?
Surgent is the only course on the market with adaptive learning technology that specializes to each student. A.S.A.P. Technology, Surgent’s proprietary adaptive learning software, includes four phases: Assessment, Study, Study + Simulation, and Practice.
In the Assessment phase, candidates answer 350 questions for each exam section using their current knowledge. The Assessment phase concludes by presenting candidates with a thorough diagnostic report and a ReadySCORE, our exam-readiness metric that estimates what a candidate would score if they were to sit for the CPA Exam at that moment.
From there, candidates enter the Study phase. A.S.A.P. Technology serves candidates study content based on what they need to learn to become exam-ready. Surgent courses include a variety of content, like bite-sized lecture videos, textbook readings, multiple-choice questions, and simulation questions. Our latest enhancement, MyMCQ, takes personalization a step further by serving candidates multiple-choice questions at an appropriate difficulty level, based on their knowledge of that specific topic. .
Once candidates reach a yellow ReadySCORE, they reach the Study + Simulation phase, filled with unlimited practice exams and adapting to user performance to serve most important questions until the user reaches a green ReadySCORE. Combined, A.S.A.P. Technology and MyMCQ help candidates reach a green ReadySCORE in, on average, just 46 hours
Candidates then enter the practice phase, where their knowledge is reinforced with our efficient studying technology.
Each feature of Surgent’s A.S.A.P. Technology works to help candidates pass the CPA Exam in as little time as possible:
- ReadySCORE – accurately and clearly communicates candidates’ CPA Exam readiness
- MyMCQ – serves candidates multiple-choice questions appropriate to their knowledge level
- The Daily Surge – videos, quiz questions, and reading materials presented as candidates log in to the course
Surgent Exam Review recently launched Firm360™, an organizational dashboard to help firms better coach their staff through the exam review process. Through Firm360, Human Resources and Learning & Development professionals have instant access to the detailed performance reports generated for candidates in Surgent’s Exam Prep software. This includes:
- ReadySCORE™, our estimate of what candidates would score on the exam at their current knowledge level
- Diagnostic Reports, benchmarking each associate’s starting point, best and worst topic areas, and an estimate of how long it will take them to get exam-ready
- Progress Reports, detailing each associate’s study session progress by topic and question type
- Video Reports, showing which instructional lectures the associate has watched and for how long
Since the data in Firm360 is given in real-time, candidates’ study progress is always up to date. This makes tracking and reporting cohort progress easy! Plus, selective access to Firm360 can be given to mentors to help them create study goals and drill into specific topic areas where the candidate shows lower levels of comprehension in one-on-one sessions.
Firm360 is currently available for any Surgent Exam Review course, including CPA Review, CMA Review, EA Review, CIA Review, and CISA Review. To learn more about Firm360, contact Surgent’s market development manager for your firm or complete the form above.