Alison Moffett, Elizabethtown, Pa., recently scored a perfect score on the RPR literary skills test.
“Congratulations to Alison!” said Eva Liu, NCRA Certification and Testing Program Manager. “It’s extremely hard to match word for word on a test to get a perfect score, but it’s not impossible.”
JCR Weekly asked Moffett for more information about her perfect score.
JCR Weekly | When did you take the test?
Moffett | I took the test on April 30 around 7:30 in the morning. I had previously had problems with internet connectivity and losing my connection during the middle of the exam, so I wanted to take it at a time when less people would hopefully be using the internet.
JCR Weekly | Are you working as a court reporter? Where? How long?
Moffett |Yes, I work as an official in the courthouse in York County, Pa., for just 3.5 years.
JCR Weekly | Why did you decide to test for your RPR?
Moffett | We provide realtime for nearly all of the judges and occasionally some attorneys, and I would like to earn my CRR. Getting my RPR is the first step towards that goal!
JCR Weekly | How did you prepare?
Moffett |I did the practice tests in Realtime Coach a couple times, but the most important thing was practicing the testing procedures so you aren’t overly anxious when it comes time to test.
JCR Weekly | How did you think you did when you finished the test?
Moffett |I thought I did pretty well.
JCR Weekly | How did you react when you got your score?
Moffett | I was excited but also had to leave to go to work, so I didn’t have much time to celebrate except for a quick call to my fiancé.
JCR Weekly | How do you think having your RPR will help you?
Moffett | It will allow me to get further certifications such as the CRR or CRC and open up other options for careers going forward!
JCR Weekly | When do you plan on taking the next test?
Moffett |After the wedding! In all seriousness, I plan on practicing over the summer and testing in the fall. The last leg I need is the Q&A.