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Readiness Score™

Cerego’s Readiness Score™ is a real-time measure of what somebody actually knows. Memories can fade and change within hours, quickly rendering historical measures like a test score outdated. Because test scores are a moment in time single event they can also be easily gamed and are affected by factors such as anxiety or luck. Perhaps most importantly, a test score cannot distinguish between memorization that quickly fades after the exam, and lasting, applicable knowledge.

Cerego’s Readiness Score solves these problems, using patented, validated cognitive science and machine learning to tell you exactly which concepts a learner could recall right now — or on any future date. If a learner shows 90% Readiness, Cerego estimates that the learner can answer correctly 90% of the questions that have been asked to them during their study in Cerego.

Cerego’s Readiness Score can also do things a one-time, one event test can’t, such as:

  • Tell you which employees, right now, can apply critical safety protocols
  • Give you a real-time picture of gaps in student knowledge to address
  • Tell a learner preparing for a high stakes exam exactly how ready they are 

Take, for example, students at New York University’s College of Dentistry where Cerego is in use to build strong recall to take the NBDE or National Board of Dental Examination. After starting using Cerego, NYU has gone from an 80% pass rate to a 99.8% pass rate. As a result of Cerego being able to calculate how well they know each item they are studying, Cerego can produce a Readiness Score at both the assignment and course level. Below we see how ‘ready’ right now, today, an NYU student is from the content they have studied in Cerego. 

So, if an NYU College of Dentistry professor were to ask the student any questions from the content they studied in NBDE PT 1 Review, Cerego’s Readiness Score says that this student would get 95% correct of the questions asked by the faculty member. For Basic Tissues, which the student is also studying, the Readiness Score now is lower at 87%. The student and the faculty member may feel that is too low and so the student would continue to study in Cerego to increase the Readiness Score. 

Cerego can also show a learner’s readiness in the future, too — let's say on the day of the dental board exam which is at the end of October. We can see that if this learner did no further study in Cerego, their readiness would only drop from 95 now to 92 by the end of October when the exam takes place. This greatly helps learners know how much study time they should be spending relative to their desired Readiness Score ™.

To learn more about how Cerego's Readiness Score™ can be a powerful tool for your university or business, please contact us

See also: Adaptive learning, Assessments, Learning Sets, Knowledge Bank™, Personalized learning