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Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment of Student Performance

  1. Courses are not offered on a pass/fail basis.
  2. To be in good academic standing students must maintain a weighted average of 75% in each course.
  3. Students must attain a 70% minimum score on the quizzes and projects. Any student achieving less than a 70% will have an opportunity to remediate and take the quiz a second time to provide evidence that they have achieved the learning objectives targeted by the exam. Students will also be provided an opportunity to resubmit projects that are initially below the 70% minimum.
  4. The final grade determination for each course is a letter grade and calculated as follows:

    Grades are calculated out to a tenth of a percentage point and equal to or above 0.5% will be rounded up to the nearest whole number whereas “equal to or below” 0.4% is rounded down to the nearest whole number.


A = 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 (Excellent)

A- = 90, 91, 92, 93, 94

B+ = 85, 86, 87, 88, 89

B   = 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 (Good)

B- = 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

C  = 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 (Poor)

E is less than or equal to 69 (Failing)

  1. Should a student drop out of the program and wish to return the following academic year they will need to reapply to the program. If accepted to the program the student will need to pay the going flat tuition rate for the academic year that they are scheduled to return.
  2. Should a student fail a course, they will be placed on academic probation. An individualized remediation plan will be assigned by the Program Director and the Program Medical Director.
  3. In the event that the student must retake a course, they will need to pay for the course again at a pro-rated, per credit hour cost.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Student learning is evaluated in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Assessments and learning objectives are provided in the course syllabi. Successfulness of learning outcomes will be evaluated based on the class performance in clinical rotations, quizzes and projects. Improvements will be implemented on a continuous basis as gaps are identified. Students will also be evaluated on their professional behaviors and clinical competency. Advisement meetings occur mid-semester in the fall and spring.
  2. Educators will use turning technology to anonymously gauge the in class learning outcomes by incorporating assessment checkpoints into presentations; modifying instruction as needed.
  3. Anonymous course evaluations will be implemented at the conclusion of the course to provide insights into the students’ perception of the experiences; i.e. the laboratory resources, instructors’ abilities, textbooks, learning activities, and alignment of learning objectives to learning experiences.
  4. The Program Director meets with students that are not meeting program expectation to provide advisement and support. Action plans to enhance learning outcomes will be implemented as required. Tutoring services are available.
  5. Student performance and information is kept strictly confidential.