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.
The following is the
academic grading scale used for all didactic and practicum courses:
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. Patient safety is the number
one concern. In order to protect
patients from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation, the student must attain
a eighty (80%) percent or greater at the conclusion of each A&P and
Clinical Procedure unit in each Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis
course in order to begin the performance of radiographic examinations on
patients. If the student should fail to obtain the required eighty (80%)
percent, they will be required to complete a remediation test as determined by
the instructor. If the student successfully passes the remediation test with a
score of eighty (80%) or greater, he/she will remain in the program on academic
probation. The grade for the unit will be an eighty (80%). If he/she fails the
remediation test, they will be immediately dismissed from the program. If the
student should fail to obtain a minimum score of eighty (80%) or greater on any
future unit in any Radiographic Procedures and Image Analysis course, he/she
will be immediately dismissed from the program. Refer to the Clinical Handbook
for further explanation of grading in the Radiographic Procedures and Image
Analysis courses.
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%
Grades
for each clinical procedure unit will consist of the following:
 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.
 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.
 Simulated
Positioning Final Exam that is given at the completion of each clinical procedures
unit 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 clinical 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 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. 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.
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:
 Scores
from the written quizzes will be averaged  equaling 1/3 of the unit grade.
 Grade
from the written final exam will equal 1/3 of the unit grade.
 Scores
from the Simulated Positioning Final Exams will be averaged together equaling
1/3 of the unit grade.
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 scores 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 coursesThe
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.