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Table 2 Like-for-like comparison across schools.

From: Variation in performance on common content items at UK medical schools

2016–17 2017-18
School Mean score SD score Tertile 95 % pass score Stringent
% failing
Lenient
% failing
School Mean score SD score Tertile 95 % pass score Stringent
% failing
Lenient
% failing
x08 0.87 0.07 3 30 2.58 % 0 % x11 0.82 0.08 3 32 0.85 % 0 %
x19 0.85 0.07 3 30 2.98 % 0.30 % x12 0.76 0.09 3 30 4.76 % 0 %
x25 0.84 0.08 3 29 6.25 % 0.57 % x10 0.76 0.09 3 29 5.33 % 0 %
x12 0.82 0.09 3 27 14.17 % 1.67 % x05 0.75 0.1 3 28 9.91 % 0.90 %
x05 0.81 0.09 2 28 12.77 % 1.42 % x02 0.75 0.09 2 29 6.82 % 0 %
x15 0.81 0.09 2 26 15.30 % 0.55 % x29 0.75 0.09 2 28 8.60 % 0.54 %
x21 0.8 0.08 2 27 15.56 % 2.67 % x28 0.72 0.1 2 27 15.09 % 0.35 %
x16 0.8 0.09 2 26 18.58 % 2.77 % x13 0.72 0.1 2 27 17.13 % 1.85 %
x04 0.78 0.09 1 25 25.91 % 4.45 % x01 0.72 0.1 2 26 15.32 % 0.40 %
x07 0.77 0.09 1 25 26.87 % 2.99 % x20 0.72 0.09 1 28 13.04 % 1.74 %
x18 0.76 0.07 1 26 22.22 % 1.85 % x22 0.68 0.11 1 25 27.04 % 2.55 %
x17 0.76 0.09 1 24 32.44 % 5.35 % x24 0.67 0.11 1 23 24.50 % 7.50 %
x10 0.74 0.11 1 22 39.52 % 10.78 % x08 0.67 0.09 1 25 30.00 % 2.86 %
        x03 0.67 0.11 1 23 31.98 % 5.58 %
  1. Note: school codes were different each year. The “stringent” standard set the pass score as close as possible to yield a 5 % fail rate for the highest scoring medical schools. The “lenient” standard set the pass score as close as possible to yield a 5 % fail rate for the lowest scoring medical schools. For the columns “stringent” and “lenient” the values refer to the percentage of candidates at the medical school who have failed the assessment under the stringent/lenient criteria. Tertile 1 contains the lowest scoring schools