11 NCAC 08 .1025             COURSE COMPLETION STANDARDS

(a)  An applicant must attend at least 90 percent of all scheduled classroom hours.

(b)  A student's grade shall be based solely on his performance on examinations, on graded homework and class work assignments.

(c)  An applicant for licensure shall obtain a grade of at least 75 percent on a comprehensive final course examination that covers all prescribed subject areas.  Take home or open book final course examinations are prohibited.  Sponsors and instructors may utilize other course quizzes and tests in addition to the final course examination provided that a student's grade on the final course examination accounts for at least 75 percent of the student's grade for the course.

(d)  Prelicensing course final examinations may be provided by the Board for use by approved sponsors and instructors.  If the Board does not provide such examinations, or if a sponsor or instructor elects not to use Board-provided examinations, the sponsor or instructor shall use a comprehensive examination which tests student's knowledge and mastery of the course subject matter.  The examination is subject to review and approval by the Board.  Sponsors may, within 90 days of the course ending date, allow a prelicensing course student one opportunity to make up any missed course final examination or to retake any failed course final examination without repeating the course.  If examinations provided by the Board are used, any makeup or repeat examination shall consist of a different form of the examination than the one previously administered in the student's course.  If examinations not provided by the Board are used, any makeup or repeat examination shall be comparable to the initial examination with regard to the number of questions, subject areas tested and overall difficulty, and at least 75 percent of the questions shall be different from those used on the initial examination.

(e)  Sponsors shall protect the security and integrity of course examinations at all times.  This includes:

(1)           Maintaining examinations and answer keys in a secure place accessible only to the instructor or sponsor;

(2)           Prohibiting students from retaining copies of examinations, answer sheets, scratch paper containing notes or calculations that jeopardize examination security; and

(3)           Monitoring students at all times when examinations are being administered.

(f)  Any student who gives or receives assistance during the examination shall turn in all exam materials and leave the room. Under these circumstances, the student's answer sheet shall not be scored and information regarding the giving of assistance shall be reported by the course sponsor to the Board within 10 days of the incident.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-151.49; 143-151.51;

Eff. October 1, 2011.