What is the "Earned Level"™? How do I increase my Earned Level?
Adapt uses Earned Level to help students gauge their level of preparedness for the exam. Past survey results have shown that students who reach an Earned Level of 7 or higher pass about 90% of the time.
The goal of Earned Level is to provide you with questions at the correct level of difficulty, so that practice exams and questions are not too difficult or too easy.
Earned Levels are adjusted based on the score that is earned on Adapt practice exams. Thresholds are defined on an exam basis that determines whether a score qualifies for the Earned Level to be adjusted. If the score is less than the lower threshold, then the Earned Level will be reduced. If the score is above the higher threshold, then the Earned Level will be increased. Scores between the low and high thresholds result in the Earned Level remaining constant.
For most of the exams, the high and low thresholds are 70% and 50%, respectively. There are two things that could disqualify an Adapt exam from counting towards your Earned Level. Adapt will not count an exam toward your Earned Level if more than 25% of the questions on the exam have been left unanswered. Second, Adapt's topic quizzes cannot count toward your Earned Level.
Additionally, there are other CBT-style exams available from Coaching Actuaries that are not a part of Adapt and cannot count toward your Earned Level. These include the ASM practice exams (available in the Study Bundles & eManual) and the ActuarialBrew Mock Exams.