LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -
- Scientific review of BeMo CASPer Prep and BeMo MMI Prep programs.
- MMI and CASPer SIM scores increased 23-27% on average with BeMo preparation programs, respectively.
- Applicants' CASPer SIM scores improved significantly by 10 percentage points going from a baseline average of 53% before preparation to 63% after just 3 preparatory sessions.
- On the other hand, applicants' MMI SIM scores improved significantly by 15 percentage points from a baseline of 66% to 81%.
- While CASPer SIM performance required only 3 coaching sessions to show improvements, MMI SIM performance normally required at least 6 preparatory sessions to show improvement.
Situational judgment tests are coachable.
The situational judgment tests, Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer SIM) and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI SIM) are generally reported to be the most challenging parts of the admissions process by applicants.
Additionally, applicants are provided little or vague information about preparation by some admissions offices and test administrators who argue that coaching does not improve test results for such situational judgment tests.
However, a new study by BeMo Academic Consulting ("BeMo") indicates that both MMI and CASPer SIM are highly coachable and appropriate coaching programs can produce significant improvements in MMI and CASPer SIM scores.
The study conducted with 48 applicants enrolled in BeMo's MMI Prep program and 24 applicants enrolled in BeMo's CASPer Prep program shows that applicants' MMI and CASPer SIM scores increased 23-27% on average, respectively.
Specifically, applicants' CASPer simulation (CASPer SIM) scores improved significantly by 10 percentage points going from a baseline average of 53% before preparation to 63% after just 3 preparatory sessions with BeMo.
On the other hand, applicants' MMI simulation (MMI SIM) scores improved significantly by 15 percentage points from a baseline of 66% to 81%. MMI performance normally required at least 6 preparatory sessions to show improvement.
Perfect practice makes perfect.
Each preparatory session involved a realistic mock test followed by personalized feedback provided by BeMo's admissions professionals to help applicants make improvements to their behavior overtime. Notably, reviewing sample questions without feedback and coaching have not been reported to improve test scores.
BeMo's admissions preparation programs are the first and only scientifically proven admissions preparation programs of their kind.
These findings provide the first formal proof that BeMo's coaching programs significantly improve applicants' performance on situational judgment tests such as CASPer and MMI during practice simulations. This makes BeMo's programs the first and only scientifically proven admissions preparation programs of their kind.
"These results are not surprising to me, given our success rate at BeMo. We have always designed our programs with scientific rigor and that's why all of our programs are confidently backed by BeMo's 100% satisfaction guarantee. Given that admissions preparation has been found to not be the cause of the observed socioeconomic bias in higher education, we emphasize that our preparation programs can be used to reduce such bias, while helping students achieve their academic and career goals, which is exactly why we started BeMo.", Said Dr. Behrouz Moemeni, PhD, CEO at BeMo®.
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CASPer® is an official mark of McMaster University (“McMaster”) and a registered mark of a for-profit company Altus Assessments Inc. (“Altus”), which delivers CASPer. BeMo Academic Consulting Inc. (“BeMo”) and this study, do not endorse nor affiliate with McMaster, Altus, nor CASPer, and vice versa. BeMo is an independent educational firm and provider of CASPer preparation programs and simulations only (CASPer SIM™). To find out how to take the actual test, contact Altus directly.
SOURCE BeMo Academic Consulting Inc.