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Policy on Examination Review

Students are permitted to review an examination by individual appointment twice during the academic year in which the examination was administered. In addition, students may be permitted additional opportunities to review an exam during optional, proctored group review sessions and during meetings with a school-designated learning specialist. Students will not be permitted to review an examination after the academic year in which it was administered has ended, as defined by the academic calendar posted on the School’s public website.

First 100 Weeks Examination Review:

During both group and individualized exam review sessions, all personal belongings, including bags, outerwear, and electronic devices must be stored in a secure location outside of the room. Prohibited electronic devices include but are not limited to: laptops, cell/smart phones, watches, tablets, iPods, MP3 players, headphones, cameras, digital or tape recorders, and any other devices that are capable of transmitting or recording information. Food items are not permitted. Any other items identified by the Office of Curriculum Support as having the potential to undermine exam security will be seized, or the student will be instructed to secure the item in another location. Students are permitted to bring their Hofstra ID, a sweater or sweatshirt, and a beverage.

Group Exam Review Sessions:

Students may review their final essay, structure, and post-encounter examinations during optional, proctored, group exam review sessions organized by the Office of Curriculum Support.

During group exam review sessions, students are not permitted to remove the examination from the secure environment. Note taking will only be permitted on the provided error analysis worksheet. Students may take notes on the error analysis worksheet for process improvement purposes but may not attempt to duplicate test items in any way. The Office of Curriculum Support reserves the right to spot check error analysis worksheets to ensure that the security of the examination is not compromised.

Students are not permitted to take a break from the group exam review session.

Individualized Appointments:

Students may request to review their final essay, structure, post-encounter examinations, as well as their clinical skills videotapes and checklists by individual appointment via the Office of Curriculum Support. Students may request that individual appointments take place with a course director or faculty member present. Students must review their videotapes and checklists in the presence of a clinical faculty member. Individualized appointments will be limited to 90 minutes.

During individualized exam review sessions, students are not permitted to remove the examination from the secure environment. Note taking will only be permitted on the provided error analysis worksheet. Students may take notes on the error analysis worksheet for process improvement purposes but may not attempt to duplicate test items in any way. The Office of Curriculum Support reserves the right to spot check error analysis worksheets to ensure that the security of the examination is not compromised.


Second 100 Weeks Examination Review:

Students may review their short essay examinations by individual appointment via the Office of Curriculum Support. For clinical skill assessments, students may request to meet with a faculty member to discuss their overall performance but will not be permitted to review their videotapes, checklists, or post-encounter questions. Individualized appointments will be limited to 90 minutes.

During individualized exam review sessions, students are not permitted to remove the examination from the secure environment. Note taking will only be permitted on the provided error analysis worksheet. Students may take notes on the error analysis worksheet for process improvement purposes but may not attempt to duplicate test items in any way. The Office of Curriculum Support reserves the right to spot check error analysis worksheets to ensure that the security of the examination is not compromised.

The above procedures and guidelines regarding examination reviews are subject to change at the discretion of the School.



References to Regulations and/or Other Related Policies
Policy on Examinations
LCME Element 11.6: Student Access to Educational Records

Last Updated: September 2018


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