Table 2.

Grade distribution (%) in the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology course by examination format and year

Examination FormatGrade2004–05 Class2005–06 ClassSignificance
*Retrospectively corrected in 2004–05.
Note: Percentages may not total 100% because of rounding.
Overall*A21.6%19.3%P=0.0100
B37.5%57.8%
C35.2%22.9%
F5.7%0.0%
Short-answerA29.6%26.5%P=0.0190
B29.6%48.2%
C36.4%25.3%
F4.6%0.0%
Multiple-choice*A19.3%18.1%P=0.0559
B37.5%55.4%
C37.5%25.3%
F5.7%1.2%