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FACTORS THAT DETERMINE THE FINAL MULTIPLE SCORES FOR ADVANCEMENT Advancements  are  not  automatic.     Although members must meet certain requirements to qualify for advancement,  meeting  those  requirements  does  not guarantee advancement.   Certain factors are used to determine  which  members,  out  of  all  of  those qualified, will actually be advanced in rate. After the member has qualified for advancement and passed the Navywide advancement examination, the final multiple score (FMS) is computed.  The FMS computation is based on three factors: performance + experience + knowledge. Performance is shown in the person’s  day-to-day  performance,  work  ethic, achievements, and so forth, and is documented in their performance evaluations.  Service in paygrade (SIPG) indicates  experience.     Knowledge  is  reflected  as examination performance.  Candidates may also earn PNA  (Passed,  but  Not  Advanced)  points  that  are calculated into the FMS.   PNA points are awarded to candidates who pass the exam but are not advanced, and  for  a  relatively  high  performance  mark  average (PMA)  compared  to  others  who  participated  in  the same examination.  FMS results for all candidates are rank-ordered from the top to the bottom score – or from the most qualified to the least qualified.  For example: There  are  500  candidates  for  BM3  who  meet  all eligibility  criteria  for  a  given  advancement  cycle. However, there are only 400 vacancies to be filled. The rank-ordering process identifies the top 400 (based on FMS) who will actually be advanced. The  E4/E5,  E6,  and  E7  columns  under  the Maximum Points (%) heading of table 5-1 show the maximum  examination  standard  score  is  80.    The examination standard score points count 34 percent of the  E4/E5  total  FMS.    The  performance  factor  for E4/E5  allows  for  a  maximum  of  84  points,  or  36 percent of the FMS.  The remaining 30 percent of the total  FMS  is  based  on  a  combination  of  the  SIPG, awards, and PNA points. 5-4 FACTOR EXAM PAYGRADE COMPUTATIONS MAXIMUM POINTS (%) E-4/5 E-6 E-7 Standard Score (SS) All Indicated on Exam Profile Sheet 80(34%) 80(30%) 80(60%) Performance E-4/5 E-6 E-7 PMA x 60 – 156 PMA x 60 – 130 PMA x 13 84(36%) 110(41.5%) 52(40%) Service   in   Paygrade (SIPG)   (Max   7½ years)* E-4/5 E-6 2 x SIPG + 15 2 x SIPG + 19 30(13%) 34(13%) Awards E-4/5 E-6 Values for awards in Adv Manual 10(4%) 12(4.5%) PNA pts E-4/5 E-6 2 x PNA indicated on profile sheet 30(13%) 30(11%) Max. FMS Possible All 234 (100%) 266 (100%) 132 (100%) When converting months to decimal equivalents for SIPG, use the following conversion table: Month / Fraction Month / Fraction Month / Fraction Month / Fraction 1 / .08 2 / .17 3 / .25 4 / .33 5 / .42 6 / .50 7 / .58 8 / .67 9 / .75 10 / .83 11 / .92 Table 5-1.—Final Multiple Score Computation

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