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Table 1 Comparing the scores on tests and re-tests of knowledge for three basic science courses

From: Knowledge loss of medical students on first year basic science courses at the university of Saskatchewan

Course Exam % Test % on selected questions Re-test % on selected questions Relative Knowledge Loss1 Course Evaluation Correlation between Test re-test scores
Neuroanatomy N = 24 82.5 87.7 41.5 52.7 3.6/6.0 (60%) .310 p = .140
Immunology N = 29 77.0 74.8 61.7 17.6 4.1/6.0 (68%) .619 p < .001
Physiology N = 25 83.2 Not available 67.1 19.42 4.5/6.0 (75%) .523 p = .007
  1. 1Calculated as a percentage of the original examination score on the selected re-test questions.
  2. 2Calculated using the original examination mark as an estimate of test score on selected questions.