Bishop’s Score. The 5 components of the Bishop’s Score include: position, consistency, station, dilation, and effacement. Each portion is scored on a scale of 0-2 or 0-3. A score of 5 or less implies that a woman is unlikely to experience labor spontaneously and that an induction would fail, indicating the need for a C-section. A score of 8 implies that an induction would be successful while a score of 9 suggests that spontaneous labor is likely to occur soon.