KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty have identified specific methods to evaluate student learning through his or her mastery of stated outcomes, execution of clinical rotations, and the ability to pass the State and National boards (see Assessment Plan in this Handbook). These assessments will be inclusive of formative, summative, and progression assessments. 

  • Formative Assessment—Formative assessments will be used on a daily or regular basis to allow faculty and students to follow their progress and make necessary adjustments. This type of assessment will typically contain an active learning component. 
  • Summative Assessment—Summative course assessments, benchmark assessments, and end of rotation evaluations will provide individual feedback as well as overall student performance. These student summative assessments are mapped to the professional outcomes. 
  • Progression Exam—A progression exam may be administered during the P-1, P-2, P-3, and P-4 years.

Summative Assessment Policy for Courses or Rotations

Due to the unique nature of longitudinal courses, electives, or experiential rotations, assessment policies may vary from course to course. See individual syllabi or the Preceptor Experiential Education Manual for summative assessment policies and procedures of longitudinal courses, electives, or experiential rotations.

Note: A student who does not pass the course may be allowed remediation after the semester. See Progression Policy for more details.

Extra Credit

Extra credit points on an assessment are prohibited.

Course Coordinator/Director 

For assessments written by more than one faculty member, the course coordinator or course director will be designated as the assessment leader. 

Standard of Performance 

An individual score of 70% constitutes a passing score. 

Time Allotted 

The length and complexity of the assessment should be such that students can successfully complete the assessment within an allotted time frame. Faculty must clearly communicate the time allotted for the assessment to the students prior to the start of the assessment. 

  • Students who are registered with accessibility services will have reasonable accommodations. 
  • Students who have concerns regarding specific exam questions can document these concerns on the assessment comment sheet or in the ExamSoft comment field. No questions will be answered during the exam. 
  • Faculty are available to provide exam review sessions, at their discretion. Use of laptops and/or any multimedia recording device will not be permitted during the review. Students cannot remove written copies of questions/answers. Any issues students have with questions should be documented on the assessment comment sheet which students must turn in as they leave the exam room. Following the posting of grades, students may review the exam with the course coordinator or their designee by appointment only. Students cannot remove written copies of questions. Faculty shall not entertain requests for additional credit for any reason other than errors in scoring after the assessment review has finished and the grades have been posted. 
  • During exams, only exam materials (exam paper, answer sheet, pen, and if necessary an approved calculator) and laptop computers are permitted on student desks; scratch paper will be made available during computer-based exams. All other items (e.g. cell phones, graphing calculators, other electronic devices, wallets, purses, notebooks, and textbooks) are prohibited. Students must leave personal items brought to the exam room at the front or rear of the exam classroom (e.g. backpacks, purses, hats, etc.) at least fifteen minutes prior to the official exam start time. Electronics should be powered down. Students are not allowed to access their materials—including phones—until after the exam is complete. No food, drinks, or other non-exam related materials are allowed on the table during the exam unless a documented medical reason exists that has been cleared by the Student Accessibility Coordinator. Water is allowed but it must be placed in a clear bottle on the floor next to student. Scratch paper made available to students must be returned to the proctor prior to exiting the exam room. 
    Restroom breaks will be permitted at the discretion of the instructor only if an examination exceeds 90 minutes. Restroom breaks  are permitted only after the first 30 minutes into the exam time period and are not permitted during the last 30 minutes of the assessment unless an accommodation is granted with proper documentation and process by the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator. Only one student will be allowed to use the restroom at a time. 
    The faculty or exam proctor reserves the right to accompany any student who leaves the assessment room for a restroom break. 


Students will not be permitted to enter the assessment room any later than 10 minutes (internet time) after an assessment has begun. Students that are more than 10 minutes late (after the scheduled start time of the assessment)may forfeit taking the assessment and will only be eligible to take the during the regularly scheduled time, if applicable. If the tardiness is unexcused, the student is only eligible to receive a maximum of score of 70%. If the tardiness is excused, the student will be eligible to receive full credit (up to 100%) on the assessment. 

Seating Arrangements 

Faculty reserve the right to designate pre-arranged seating and move students during the assessment. Students may ask to be moved at any time prior to, or during the assessment. Granting of this request is at the discretion of the proctor. 

Student-Initiated Clarifications During Assessments 

Faculty will not answer questions during the assessment. Any clarification or confusion should be documented on the assessment comment sheet. The faculty will take these comments into consideration during the grading process. 

Disposition of Completed Assessments 

Students may obtain temporary supervised access to completed assessments through the course coordinator. Students will be notified as to the time when this will be permitted. 

Assessment materials will be accessible to the student until the student graduates from KGI.