The MCQ scores of final medical students in surgery for the years 1990 and 1991 were analysed.
The score for a correct answer was plus 1 mark in both years.
The penalty for incorrect answer for the year 1990 was minus-1 mark as had been practised during the previous 15 years.
The penalty for the year 1991 was minus 1/4 for an incorrect answer.
This low penalty of minus 1/4 resulted in an inflated MCQ score as compared with the essay questions and both clinical and oral examination results.
The low score recorded during the year 1990 is a genuine reflection of inadequate performance rather than bad evaluation since the MCQ bank is the same and the panel of examiners has not changed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Spécialité médicale, Chirurgie, Echelle évaluation, Pédagogie, Soudan, Etudiant, Homme, Evaluation performance, QCM, Question choix multiple, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Medical specialty, Surgery, Evaluation scale, Pedagogy, Sudan, Student, Human, Performance evaluation, Africa
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