SmartPath Predictive Technology™ Case Studies
Meet Alison. This is her story.
Location : Nashville, Tennessee
Exam sections passed : AUD, BEC, REG, FAR
Education: BBA, Marketing- Belmont University
MBA, Accounting -University of Tampa
Her first attempt at the REG section was in December of 2017. Unfortunately, with a score of 69, she did not pass. She quickly got back on the horse, determined to pass on her next attempt. In March of 2018, Alison took REG again and came back back stronger with a passing score of 77.
Alison's CPA Exam experience
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Lesson Learned — The Hard Way
About a week after Alison received the news that she had not passed the REG Exam section, Roger CPA Review launched its new SpartPath data to see how she had performed in relation to the students who had passed the REG.
How SmartPath technology helped Alison
Figure 1. Here is a snapshot from Alison’s SmartPath data right before she took REG the first time. The arrows point to examples of SmartPath targets that equate to success. One can easily see that across the board Alison was in need of attempting more questions, and to achieve higher scores. Seeing this data after she found out she didn’t pass was “eye opening” for Alison.
Figure 2. In contrast, here is a snapshot from Alison’s SmartPath data before she took REG a second time. She surpassed all of her targets on every REG section except for REG 1: Individual Taxations and REG 2: Corporate Tax. Because she had scored very well on these areas during her first attempt, she lessened her focus on them the second time around.
Figure 3. Overall the data shows that there was a huge difference in Alison’s progress and performance from her first to her second attempt. She truly took the SmartPath targets to heart, and put in the hard work that was needed.
Using SmartPath for the remainder of her CPA Exam journey
A Fresh Approach to Studying
“I think I underappreciated how difficult it was going to be the first time I didn’t feel terrible going into it . But looking back, the whole week before I took the exam, I did nothing but go through the IPQ, and I wasn’t scoring very well. At the time , I was just like, ‘Well, it’d going to be fine .’ But when I was in the exam, I realized within the first thirty minutes that it was going very poorly. I knew walking out that there was a very slim chance that I had passed.”
Moving Forward Faster