The data behind our claims

Surgent is committed to transparency in our claims. Continue reading to learn how we calculate our pass rates, hours saved and more!

Pass rate calculation

Our pass rate comes from Surgent students who achieve a passing ReadySCORE across all content areas, topics, and question types (multiple-choice questions and simulations). Scores are solicited from all students, self-reported, and collected using a third-party platform.

Study hour calculations

Surgent hours until exam ready calculation

Surgent’s hours until exam-ready calculation is based on actual observed study time of all Surgent students who conclude their studies with a passing ReadySCORE.

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“Competitor hours saved” calculation

For other exam review providers, average study time was estimated based on the following factors:

  • Student watches all videos one time
  • Reads all textbooks one time (estimate 10 pages/hour)
  • Views each multiple-choice question (MCQ) an average of two times (estimate 90 seconds/question)
  • Completes each task-based simulation one time (estimate 20 minutes/question)

These assumptions were made based on analyzing competitors’ software concluding that no competitor truly has adaptive technology sophisticated enough to reduce study hours. Therefore, competitors’ students must go through all review course materials to become exam ready.

Additionally, over 10,000,000 hours saved was calculated by determining the average hours saved per competitors’ exam review course multiplied by the number of Surgent students who achieved a passing ReadySCORE.

“Test Prep is exhausting and expensive… and even if an accountant gets past all that, there’s still a very good chance they’ll fail at least one section. That’s why the top professional education product this year is Surgent CPA Review’s Premiere Pass, which has adaptive learning technology to customize exam prep and study plans to the areas in which a candidate most needs help.”

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