RISE score cutoff for boards

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  1. santender1

    santender1 2+ Year Member

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    does anyone know the supposed RISE cutoff score which correlates with a pass on the boards? Is it 500?
     
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  3. 2121115

    2121115 7+ Year Member

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    Yes, it is a 500. But... not cummulative 500. You need to score 500 on each individual section of the RISE in order to make the correlation with passing.
     
  4. Sulfinator

    Sulfinator Pathology 10+ Year Member

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    Is there actual data on 500 being a significant cutoff? Or is it more a long the lines of "I know a couple of people who have failed boards and they didn't have at least a 500 on each section of the RISE?"
     
  5. 2121115

    2121115 7+ Year Member

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    It is not entirely anecdotal. Betsy Bennett confirmed it at a CAP meeting one time.
     
  6. Sulfinator

    Sulfinator Pathology 10+ Year Member

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    I am familiar with this publication. It would be interesting to be able to look at the raw data and calculate a positive and negative predictive value for participants who either had at least 500 on each section or did not.
     
  7. Johnny Sunshine

    Johnny Sunshine 2+ Year Member

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    What a worthless "study". The correlation was extremely weak, only existed for a subgroup of cherry-picked size, and the majority of people in that group still passed the boards.

    The fact that people attribute worth to a report put out by the very group that makes money off of the exam bewilders me.
     
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  8. Elmer

    Elmer Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  9. gbwillner

    gbwillner Pastafarian Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    I've been saying this for years. The study's conclusions are very suspect.

    I do believe that almost everyone who scores a 500 or better on every section of the test WILL pass the boards. But what does it prove, beyond that good test takers do well on tests? Most people who DO NOT score a 500 or better on all sections ALSO pass the boards. Great. What a waste of time.

    Use the RISE as a personal test to find your areas of strength and weakness. It's what its really good for. I feel bad for anyone who is disciplined for not performing well on this test.
     

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