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Old 01-27-2016
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Default Is USMLE Adaptive?

I was interested in this after I found few simple questions in my step 3.
I wrote a direct Q to USMLE
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I would like to ask if any of USMLE exams (1, 2 or 3) is a "computer-adaptive test" (CAT), meaning that the difficulty of the next block is based on emaminee performance in the previous blocks [1].
Thank you.
They answered
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Currently, there are no plans to go to an adaptive model. However, we may explore the possibility in the future.
So dont worry, the test is not adaptive, yet it's difficult to know how you did just based on how you feel after the test...
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