To evaluate the student's progress throughout the certification program, the faculty will use four types of assessment. These are quizzes, exams, midterm and final exam. A quiz given at the start of almost every class accounts for 20% of the students running total or cumulative average. Students must pass each quiz with a 75% or better. Failing an individual quiz will require the student to retake the quiz until it is passed or three attempts have been made. The student may still remain in the program, but the first grade will always remain in the records.
Periodically, full examinations will be given. Approximately 8 exams will be given through out the certification program and will account for 40% of the students cumulative average. Exam dates will be posted in the reading handout given to each student at the start of the year. These exams emphasize the material most recently covered but by the nature of the certification program curriculum are comprehensive. Students will have two attempts to pass each exam with a grade of 75% or better to remain in the program. Failing the retest will result in failure of the certification program. The midterm and final are comprehensive exams that account for much of the students cumulative average.
The midterm will account for 40% of the cumulative average. At the end of the academic year the final exam will be averaged 50/50 with the cumulative average giving the grand average. The student must have a cumulative average of 75% or better to take the final exam. The student must also pass the final exam with a 75% or better to be allowed to take the NYS DOH exam.
During the year MCC Paramedic Students are encouraged to take on extra projects such as attending educational seminars, conducting a field study, researching EMS topics, teaching other health care providers, etc. If the student can demonstrate this "above and beyond the call of education" the student will be granted a 2 point addition to their grand average. No student will receive a final grand average above 100%.If the final grand average > 100 then the final grand average = 100
|MCC EMT-Paramedic Description of Grade Calculation|
|Cumulative Average||100 %|
|Cumulative Average||50 %|
|Final Exam||50 %|
|Grand Average||100 %|
|Grand Average||100 %|
|Bonus||2 points (if earned)|
|Final Grand Average|
|If the final grand average > 100, then the final grand average = 100|
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