Table 5.

Top and bottom quartile student performance in the pre-reform and post-reform semesters for the three exams

Pre-reform, %Post-reform, %
Exam 1
    Top86.5 ± 3.885.3 ± 5.8
    Bottom57.7 ± 6.344.9 ± 7.4*
Exam 2
    Top89.6 ± 4.389.2 ± 4.2
    Bottom56.0 ± 8.756.6 ± 7.9
Exam 3
    Top84.3 ± 5.685.3 ± 3.4
    Bottom55.0 ± 5.951.4 ± 10.9
  • Scores are given as means ± SD.

  • * Significantly different from pre-reform semester at P < 0.05; t-test.