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Table 5 Comparison of mean overall performance scores by training year using student’s t-test

From: The pediatric rheumatology objective structured clinical examination: progressing from a homegrown effort toward a reliable and valid national formative assessment

PROSCE Year Training Year Mean Overall Performance Scorea SD Comparison p value
2009 1 (n = 8) 2.69 0.40 Years 1 to 2 0.125
2 (n = 8) 2.95 0.43 Years 2 to 3 0.134
3+ (n = 6) 3.19 0.30 Years 1 to 3 0.016
2011 1 (n = 9) 2.82 0.48 Years 1 to 2 0.056
2 (n = 5) 3.22 0.25 Years 2 to 3 0.460
3 (n = 5) 3.24 0.39 Years 1 to 3 0.074
  1. a2009 VAS scores (0–100) from poor and excellent were scaled to 2011 five-point scale from 0-poor, novice, intermediate, advanced, expert-4