Radiologic Technology Program
Academic Grading System
The student must achieve a minimum of eighty (80) percent (C) average in all didactic and practicum courses in order to remain in good standing in the program.
Percentage

Letter Grade

Quality Points

95100%

A

4.0 points

9394%

A

3.75 points

9192%

B+

3.25 points

8790%

B

3.0 points

8586%

B

2.75 points

8384%

C+

2.25 points

8082%

C

2.0 points

7879%

C

1.75 points

7677%

D+

1.25 points

7475%

D

1.0 points

7273%

D

0.75 points

71% or Below

F

0.0 points

Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis courses
Each of the Radiographic Procedures & Image Analysis courses contains specific Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) Units and Clinical Procedure Units within the course.
The A&P units will each be graded as follows:
Directed Readings/Out of class assignments:

10%

Written Quiz Average:

40%

Written A&P Unit Final Exam:

50%

Patient safety is the number one concern. To ensure that students are competent to perform examinations on patients, all students must maintain an average of 80% or better in each clinical procedures unit of the Radiographic Procedures & Image Analysis courses. In each clinical procedures unit the grade is composed of written quizzes, a written final exam, and a simulated positioning final. Each of these evaluation tools is an important progressive step in learning and practicing radiographic skills and patient care. Therefore, equal weight will be given to each grade for the clinical unit grade.
Grades for each clinical procedure unit will consist of the following:
1. Written quizzes (23 per unit) given throughout the unit
which include radiograph evaluation.
Each quiz is worth 50 points with each quiz consisting of multiple choice questions,
short answer questions and radiographs. The radiograph portion of the quiz
consists of radiographic critique, various questions about positioning of the
patient for the respective radiograph, etc.
2. Written Final Exam that is given at the completion of each
clinical unit which includes radiograph evaluation.
The
Final Exam is worth 100 points consisting of multiple choice questions, short
answer questions and multiple radiographs. Similar to the quizzes, the
radiograph portion of the Final Exam consists of radiographic critique, various
questions about positioning of the patient for the respective radiograph, etc.
3. Simulated Positioning Final Exam which
is performed on another student.
The student that is to be evaluated performs an entire
exam on a “patient” (another classmate) without making an exposure. The exam (23 exams per unit) performed by
the student is selected at random based on the positioning unit that is
currently being taught. The student will
select 12 routine exams (dependent on the unit) and 1 nonroutine/trauma exam.
The
Simulated Positioning Final Exam, at the completion of each unit, is designed
to ensure that a student has a competent understanding of the examinations and
the procedure of performing the examinations in the unit they have most
recently completed.
Written
quizzes, written final exam and simulated positioning final will be announced
at least five days in advance. The
written final exam will be given the last day of each positioning unit with the
simulated positioning final occurring usually the following class period.
Each one
of these previously explained evaluation tools are an important step in
learning and practicing positioning skills and patient care. To arrive at a percentage grade for each
clinical procedure unit, the following items will be averaged:
1. Scores from the written quizzes will be
averaged  equaling 1/3 of the unit grade.
2. Grade from the written final exam will
equal 1/3 of the unit grade.
3. Scores from the Simulated Positioning Final Exams will be
averaged together equaling 1/3 of the unit grade.
Due to
the necessity of competency, if a student scores below an 80% for any one of
the exams during the Simulated Positioning Lab Final, they will be required to
perform remedial testing of the failed examination on the next class day. If
the student passes the remedial testing of the examination with an 80% or
better, the highest score allowed will be an 80%. A repeated failure of the
remedial examination will be immediate dismissal from the program.
The
final course grades for each the following; RAD 313, RAD 333, RAD 441, and RAD 452,
will be determined by averaging the final A&P units and clinical procedures
unit scores instructed during the course.
If the student fails to obtain the minimum 80%, refer to the Program
Progression Policy stated in the Radiologic Technology Program Handbook.
Radiographic
Practicum courses
Each Radiographic Practicum will
be recorded as a pass/fail grade.
Didactic courses
The
method of evaluating the student’s knowledge of the material will be determined
by the instructor and explained to the students on the first day of the course.
Miscellaneous Grading
Information
NOTE: Exams, regardless of the format,
will not be curved or dropped from the student’s overall grade.
NOTE: cumulative course averages will
not be rounded either up or down to the nearest percentage point.
NOTE: As stated in the Program
Progression Policy, failure to obtain the required minimum eighty (80) percent
at the conclusion of a course will necessitate the student to complete remedial
testing as determined by the instructor.
Obtaining a minimum of eighty (80) percent on the remedial testing will
result in the student receiving an eighty (80) percent for the course. If the student should fail to obtain the
minimum eighty (80) percent on the remedial testing, he/she will be immediately
dismissed from the program without the possibility to reapply. The successful completion of the remedial
testing will result in the student continuing in the program but under
probationary status for the remainder of their time in the program. If the student fails to obtain the minimum
eighty percent at the conclusion of a second course, the student will be immediately
dismissed from the program without the possibility to reapply.