Students will be assessed throughout each of the courses as outlined in the semester schedule and syllabus. In identified courses, summative assessments will include both individual and group examinations. On test day, the individual exam will be given first, followed immediately by the group exam, then the examination review. All students are required to attend the examination review.
Students must achieve a minimum score of 76 percent on summative assessments to pass the course. If the student does not achieve a minimum score of 76 percent on any summative assessment, the student will be required to take a reassessment examination (see Reassessment Policy).
If a student does not achieve a minimum score of 76 percent on any summative assessment, the student will be required to take a reassessment examination. They must return on the following Monday or other designated day for a reassessment exam. Students must achieve a score of 76 percent on the reassessment examination to pass the course and progress in the program. The highest score awarded for the reassessment exam in will be 76 percent.
Failure to pass the reassessment examination with a minimum score of 76 percent will result in the student entering into an extended learning contract.
Extended Learning Contract
If the student scores less than 76 percent for the reassessment exam, the student will be required to enter into an extended learning contract. The extended learning contract will outline the requirements and be tailored to individual student needs. It may include, but not be limited to, creating blueprint outlines on assigned topics, academic counseling with faculty and a remediation exam.
The student will receive an “Remediation” grade until the extended learning contract is completed. An Extended Learning Contract will be signed by both the instructor and the student. Remediation grades must be resolved by the deadline specified in the Extended Learning Contract.
Failure of the student to achieve 76 percent on the extended learning contract remediation exam will result in failure of the module and dismissal from the program. Upon successful completion of the extended learning contract requirements, the Remediation grade will be changed to the grade earned with the highest score earned not exceeding 76 percent.
Students are permitted a maximum of two (2) extended learning contracts per semester during the didactic phase of the program. The need for a third extended learning contract in the same semester will result in failure of the course and dismissal from the program.
Limitation Criteria Within All MPAS Courses
Students are limited to a total of six (6) summative assessment failures (includes both individual summative assessments and reassessments) for all MPAS courses during the didactic phase of the program. Failure of the sixth summative assessment (either individual summative assessment or summative reassessment) will result in dismissal from the program.
An exam review will take place at a designated time following the group exam or as indicated in the course schedule. Attendance is expected.
The exam review gives students an opportunity to complete the circle of learning post-examination. Faculty will review the exam concepts and provide insight and, if needed, clarification.
Following the exam review, the course/module coordinator or designee will be available to meet with any student requiring a reassessment exam. The student will be given guidance to help them study for the scheduled reassessment exam.