TCD NATP Grading Guidelines
The course will consist of the following assignments/assessments:
- Chapter quizzes (representing each chapter in the textbook) will be given
- Four (4) Module tests (each covering multiple chapters) will be given during this course.
- One (1) comprehensive test (final exam) that will be given at the end of 2nd semester.
- Clinical performance evaluation (based on clinical evaluation by assigned instructors)
- Chapter assignments including: vocabulary related to each chapter’s content, worksheets provided for each chapter and each nursing skill, and/or computer program assignments
- Active participation of skills in the classroom, the laboratory and at the clinical site.
- Four (4) special projects during the year: one project per quarter.
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- Chapter quizzes account for 40% of the student’s overall grade.
- Module test (4) and comprehensive final test account for 20% of the student’s overall grade. Students MUST have an average of 78% on their Module tests as follows:
- An average of 78% on Module Test 1 & 2 at the end of semester one
- An average of 78% on Module Test 3 & 4 prior to taking the final exam
- Chapter assignments account for 20% of the student’s overall grade.
- Active participation in skills lab / clinical site performance account for 10% of the student’s overall grade.
- Final exam will be 10% of overall grade. Students MUST score a 78% or above on this comprehensive exam.
- Students must maintain a 78% or higher average, for each grading period throughout the year, to participate in clinical and remain eligible for clinical and state certification
- An average of 78% on Module Test 1 & 2 at the end of semester one to remain eligible for clinical and state certification
- An average of 78% on Module Test 3 & 4 prior to taking the final exam to remain eligible for clinical and state certification
- Students must pass the final exam with an 78% or higher to remain eligible for clinical and certification
Students are held to 2 grading scales in this course. They earn a standard high school grade that will follow the TCD Grade Scale listed below. Students also earn a COD grade if they met the requirements from COD. the COD grade is based on the COD Grade Scale listed below.
TCD COD 90-100% - A 93-100% - A 80-89% - B 85-92% - B 70-79% - C 78-87% - C 60-69% - D Less than 78% - F Less than 60% - F
Clinical Grades: The clinical grade is a PASS/FAIL grade. At each clinical session, the student will be evaluated on their ability to care for the resident in a responsible and ethical manner with regards to SAFETY, MEDICAL ASEPSIS, PATIENT/RESIDENT RIGHTS, CLINICAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, and WORKPLACE SKILLS while applying knowledge of theory. This includes, demonstrating the ability to organize and prioritize tasks, follow directions, and accept constructive criticism. If a student is unable to perform a state required clinical skill, that student will fail clinical and be ineligible for the state certification exam.
Retake Policy: No retakes are allowed. Under special circumstances (i.e. hospitalizations), the instructor in consultation with the TCD principal may determine that a student will be eligible for a retake. A student will need to complete a remediation assignment prior to the retake that is given by their instructor.
Incomplete Grades: An incomplete grade is generally not an option for this course. Only on rare occasions (i.e. serious illness with a doctor’s verification or other extreme emergencies) will the instructor in consultation with TCD’s principal take an incomplete into consideration.
Homework: Homework assignments will be determined by each individual instructor. Homework assignments are due on the date established by each instructor. Late work will incur a 50% reduction in points available for that assignment. These assignments are given to help a student prepare for chapter quizzes, module tests, the final exam and the state certification exam. We have seen many students choose not to do these assignments and in the end their overall grade suffers drastically which can result in no clinical or state certification. Do not put yourself in a unfavorable status, simply complete the assignments given.