I most recent test comes back and out of about 38 students there were 11 failures and 3 As (that includes A-). The rest were mainly C and then some B. I thankfully did not fail. There is one guy who usually gets a 96-98 who got an 80. Another student who is usually in the A range got a 78.
Now usually the class average on tests is 84-85%. The class average on this test was 74%.
There are some that think this is a result of bad teaching or just a bad test.
I'm curious to see what other people think about this type of thing. Is it reasonable to have so many people fail? Is it reasonable to point the finger at the instructors and say they did something wrong?
Now something to note...they gave us this test the weekend after clinicals. The class coordinator commented the week before the test that they were going over it and she thought "wow that's really hard". There was a week that we didn't have class due to snow. The test was either pushed back by 1 class day or not at all...I can't remember. So basically we crammed the missed time into a a much smaller amount of time, didn't have a lot of time after the instruction was done before taking the test and the test was right after clinical weekend. Some of this may or may not matter but they could so there are the details.