I spent most of Friday afternoon and Saturday gathering feedback from several ITL clients who took the NFLPA certification exam last week in Washington, D.C. Here are several of the reactions I got to the test, provided with minimal editing:

  • I thought I did great. I just could see the tricks in the questions . . . and understood how to answer.
  • The test questions . . . were totally different and brutal. Some of the wording on the questions on the test was ridiculous.  In fact question 60 about a player leaving the squad, I don’t believe the answer was even one of the 4 on the test.
  • No clue how it went. Had to rush on 3 to 5. And was stumped on a couple. Probably gave up a few easy ones due to time. But I’m talking with (a fellow test-taker), and seems like I did well on the tricky language ones. First hour was really good. Hour 2 was where I fell behind, but mostly the hour-and-a-half to 2 hour slot is where I fell (behind) a little. Then hour 3 was pretty good on being able to get to the end and answer the rest. Ones where I screwed up is where I left a few blank, then guessed, then a couple where I left it at one or the other. I feel like I really screwed up on giving some questions away. There really only was a few where I wasn’t sure. The rest that I missed was just time.  I guess no one was walking out of there confident. Eight weeks is just too long. One minute I do feel fine, ‘cause I remember it can be around 18 questions you can get wrong, and I felt good about the ones I actually spent the time to answer. Thanks though, definitely helped to have guidance from (the ITL practice exam).
  • It was really hard but I think I did fine. It was difficult, not gonna lie. But I was prepared.
  • It was tough. I think I passed but wish I was more confident. . . I didn’t study much. Hope that doesn’t come back to bite me in the ass. . . also some questions were poorly worded, in my opinion. Two of them in particular that I can argue back and forth between two answers. I’m sure I did fine, given the (70-75 percent) pass rate.
  • Thought it wasn’t bad. Didn’t know a few questions though, probably 4-5.
  • I think it went well. Then again, it’s hard to know. The exam was long so not much time to waste on questions. Since it’s a scaled passing grade, hard to know how it went. Happy it’s over, though. The (ITL practice exam) was helpful. I think the best thing would be more questions to practice managing the time. I finished the 60 questions with 20 minutes left in the exam, so I had time to review my answers a bit. Not all, but two-thirds, I would say.
  • It was challenging. You definitely had to pay close attention to the wording to find out exactly what the question was asking, especially since some questions had full sentences that weren’t needed in finding the answer. Would love to know how everyone scored. So many different opinions (on how the test went for everyone). The practice exam was definitely helpful. Saw similar questions on the exam. Not all the exact final questions but the concepts and thought process to the answer was the same. I feel pretty confident overall.
  • Tricky, but I think I did well. Looking around the room, I’d expect (a variety of opinions on the test). Wide range of personalities.
  • I feel OK about it but it wasn’t easy. Finished with 12 minutes left to spare. Hopefully the curve is low.
  • Test was challenging. Thought I did pretty well though. Had answers that made sense on all questions. I either aced it or bombed without knowing. I’d say 80-90 % of people stayed the whole three hours. Heard more than a couple say they ran out of time and had to guess on the last 5-10 questions. It was about what I expected. They still gave clear indication on some questions that would be asked in the lectures. But not all.
  • It was (hard), but (the ITL) practice test helped a lot. I’d say a solid 10 of your questions in different fact patterns were on there.
  • Extremely (hard). Lots of questions on what advisors would do in certain situations. I was blown away.
  • Harder than the practice test for sure, but I (felt) pretty good walking out. . . . Hopefully the results come back like that but I feel like they went over just about everything so as long as you were diligent in the seminar almost everything was covered. There might have been three that they didn’t cover to see if you could find it yourself, but no more than that.
  • The exam went well. Some tricky questions but I felt prepared because of the (ITL practice) exam questions. It was tricky, but there were parts where I just breezed.
  • Test was challenging but fair. Your practice test is very helpful and puts one in the right state of mind.
  • Test was way harder than I anticipated. They did a terrible job of going over benefits this morning – had a really young guy who went really fast. There was a workman’s comp question that really stumped me. They went so fast this morning that we were able to start the test an hour and a half earlier than planned.
  • Bro, I killed that test. Thanks for everything, man.
  • It was pretty easy (I say that knowing I could fail). Was done with about 45 minutes (left) and spent the next 30 rechecking answers. Either way, thanks for all the help.
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