I've been asked to replace the use of "met" and "not met" in terms of test criteria results to "pass" or "fail." I'm struggling since it seems to me that criteria cannot pass; criteria must be met. The tested system can pass a test by meeting criteria, but can it pass criteria? Even with the possibility of rewriting MANY sentences, they want "met" and "not met" (e.g., The criterion was met) turned into "passed" and "failed." Isn't my only option to rewrite it as "The test system passed since it met the criterion?" (or "The test system passed by meeting the criterion?"). Is it sufficient to just say "The test system passed?"
Then there's the issue when the criteria were "partially met." (i.e., it met "A" and "B" but failed "C.") Thank you for your thoughts on this!