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Table 1 Analysis of final examination and iRAT scores in an Infectious Disease Course for the full class and students performing in the upper, middle, and lower 33rd percentiles on the final examination

From: First year medical student performance on weekly team-based learning exercises in an infectious diseases course: insights from top performers and struggling students

Year 1 (n = 79)
  Exam iRAT Overall r iRAT iRAT IRAT iRAT
week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4
 Full Class
  86.56 (6.87) 7.74 (1.66) 0.2674** 7.23 (1.69) 8.39 (1.54)** 7.08 (1.78) 8.28 (1.14)**
 Upper 33%
  92.75 (1.46) 8.10 (1.41) 0.0211 7.42 (1.79) 8.88 (1.07)** 7.69 (1.19) 8.38 (1.06)*
 Middle 33%
  88.12 (1.62) 7.74 (1.56) 0.1276 7.26 (1.43) 8.56 (1.21)** 6.89 (1.69) 8.26 (1.29)*
 Lower 33%
  78.76 (6.06) 7.39 (1.91) 0.3552** 7.00 (1.85) 7.73 (2.01) 6.65 (2.21) 8.19 (1.09)*
Year 2 (n = 86)
  Exam iRAT Overall r iRAT iRAT IRAT iRAT
week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4
 Full Class
  83.40 (7.71) 7.16 (1.83) 0.3289** 6.21 (1.93) 7.37 (1.74)** 6.74 (1.67) 8.32 (1.21)**
 Upper 33%
  91.76 (2.37) 7.82 (1.66) 0.2236* 6.96 (1.84) 8.00 (1.59)* 7.61 (1.42) 8.71 (1.30)**
 Middle 33%
  84.03 (2.36) 7.13 (1.83) 0.0511 5.79 (2.13) 7.63 (1.38)** 6.80 (1.63) 8.27 (1.08)**
 Lower 33%
  74.37 (4.25) 6.54 (1.80) 0.2518** 5.89 (1.64) 6.46 (1.91) 5.78 (1.50) 8.00 (1.18)**
Year 3 (n = 95)
  Exam iRAT Overall r iRAT iRAT IRAT iRAT
week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4
 Full Class
  85.39 (6.73) 8.02 (1.59) 0.3994** 7.29 (1.55) 8.60 (1.21)** 7.46 (1.84) 8.76 (1.08)**
 Upper 33%
  92.42 (2.16) 8.70 (1.29) 0.0957 7.71 (1.39) 9.32 (0.79)** 8.48 (1.29)* 9.29 (0.90)**
 Middle 33%
  86.22 (1.84) 8.08 (1.45) 0.0703 7.16 (1.53) 8.71 (1.07)** 7.71 (1.57) 8.74 (0.93)**
 Lower 33%
  77.55 (3.94) 7.31 (1.69) 0.2864** 7.00 (1.69) 7.77 (1.20) 6.19 (1.87) 8.26 (1.18)**
  1. Data is presented as Average (Standard Deviation)
  2. r = Pearson correlation coefficient comparing final examination and iRAT scores; * p < 0.05, **p < 0.01
  3. Statistically significant differences as compared to week 1 iRAT scores are presented as *p < 0.05 and **p < 0.01