How are scores on the Performance tab calculated?

The Performance tab, which can be found on the left hand side of your screen, is the place to go to monitor your performance and progress on your exams. This tab shows how many questions you have completed, how many questions are remaining, your accuracy, your median score, and your percentile rank compared to other BoardVitals users.

Your question bank score is determined not by your practice exam scores, but by your accuracy rate across each subject in your question bank. Your Performance page displays your score for each of the subjects in your question bank, and the Overall score displays an average of your subject scores. This method of analyzing scores by subject allows you to break down your strengths and weaknesses by content area so that you can study more efficiently and effectively

Each question bank will appear as its own table in your Performance tab, with the subjects for which you have answered questions displaying as individual rows. If there is a subject you have not yet begun, the subject name will not appear in your Performance table, nor will questions from the subject be included in "OVERALL" calculations.

Total Questions: Total number of questions available in each subject from your question bank (OVERALL Total Questions indicates the number of questions available from each subject you have already begun)

Questions Attempted: Total number of unique questions you have tried to answer

Student Score: Percentage of questions you have answered correctly out of questions attempted

Median Score*: Median percentage correct across all BoardVitals users with access to this question bank

Percentile Rank*: Ranking based on performance compared to all BoardVitals users with access to this question bank. A percentile rank of 53rd means that you scored higher than 53% of BoardVitals users.

Questions Remaining: Number of unique questions left to answer in the subjects you have begun 

*Median Score and Percentile Rank are calculated every 24 hours and will not update in real time.