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 #141918  
  drcm - 11/28/06 11:16
 
  could any body explain how to interpret 3 digit and 2 digit score and the percentile concepts.
i am not able to understand that--waiting for ur reply
thanks well in advance
 
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#574211
  drcm - 11/28/06 22:39
 
  can anybody explain this
waiting for reply.
 
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#574236
  progesterone - 11/28/06 23:15
 
  This information is from another forum:

75---- 182
------- 183
------- 184
------- 185
------- 186
------- 187
------- 188
------- 189
------- 190
------- 191
------- 192
------- 193-- 1sd--- -------400
------- 194
------- 195
------- 196
80---- 197
------- 198
------- 199
------- 200
------- 201
82---- 202
83---- 203
83---- 204
83---- 205-- 1/2 sd------- 450
84---- 206
84---- 207
------- 208
85---- 209
------- 210
86---- 211
86---- 212
------- 213
------- 214
------- 215
88---- 216
88---- 217-- mean--------500
88---- 218
89---- 219
89---- 220
89---- 221
90---- 222
90---- 223
------- 224
91---- 225
------- 226
92---- 227
92---- 228
93---- 229-- 1/2 sd------- 550
93---- 230
94---- 231
94---- 232
94---- 233
95---- 234
95---- 235
95---- 236
96---- 237
96---- 238
------- 239
97---- 240
97---- 241-- 1sd--- -------600
98---- 242
98---- 243
98---- 244
99---- 245
99---- 246
99---- 247
99---- 248
99---- 249
99---- 250
99---- 251
99---- 252
99---- 253-- 1.5sd--------650
99---- 254
99---- 255
99---- 256
99---- 257
99---- 258
99---- 259
99---- 260
99---- 261
99---- 262
99---- 263
99---- 264
99---- 265-- 2sd----------700
99---- 266
99-----267


The scores are reported with a three digit score and a two digit score.
A score of 182 is required to pass the exam, which corresponds to a two digit score of 75. A three digit score of 200 corresponds to a two digit score of 82
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REVIEW OF STEP 1 MINIMUM PASSING SCORE
Posted September 29, 2006

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The USMLE program recommends a minimum passing level for each Step. Medical licensing authorities may accept the recommended pass/fail result, or they may establish their own minimum passing requirements. The recommended requirements to pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 3 were originally identified in the early 1990’s and the Step 2 Clinical Skills standards were first identified in November 2004.

The USMLE Step Committees are responsible for the design and development of the Step examinations, as well as establishing and monitoring standards. These committees are made up of physicians and scientists who bring educational, licensing, and practice perspectives to this process. Every three to four years a Step Committee is asked to complete an in-depth review of standards. This process is about to begin for USMLE Step 1. The current recommended minimum passing score of 182 was most recently reviewed in 2003.

The Step 1 Committee is scheduled to assess the minimum passing score at its meeting on December 12-13, 2006. In its review of the minimum passing score, the Step 1 Committee will consider information from multiple sources including: 1) results of surveys of various groups (e.g., state licensing representatives, medical school faculty, samples of examinees) concerning the appropriateness of current pass/fail standards for Step examinations; 2) recommendations from independent groups of physicians and scientists who will participate in content-based standard-setting activities late in 2006, 3) trends in examinee performance; and 4) score precision and its effect on the pass/fail decision. The decision of the Step 1 Committee will be posted at the USMLE website. If the Committee determines that a change is appropriate, the new recommended minimum passing score will become effective for all examinees who begin their Step 1 examination on or after January 1, 2007.



 
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#625145
  regnep - 01/20/07 12:37
 
  this is for all tose looking for score corelation  
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#625150
  regnep - 01/20/07 12:41
 
  bump  
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* Re:score interpretation
#625213
  computeruser - 01/20/07 14:03
 
  for all those taking exam after jan 1, 2007.....min pass score was increase too 77....good luck to all.  
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#625563
  regnep - 01/20/07 19:32
 
  mmmmmmmmmm  
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* Re:score interpretation
#2213357
  sharif832 - 09/27/10 15:28
 
  What's the meaning of 2 Digit score?
Pls Interpreate 119/93 this score .
 
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