NAPLEX & MPJE Correlations

The goal of the Office of Assessment is to find a predictor that will identify students who are likely to perform poorly on the NAPLEX and MPJE exams.  This was accomplished by performing Pearson correlations between two sets of data that are thought to have a relationship.  The students were divided into quartiles by professional GPA then this data was correlated to the students’ total score on the NAPLEX exam.  The only significant Pearson correlation (.724) that resulted was between total score and professional GPA in the first quartile.  The first quartile consists of students with the highest GPAs so the data shows that performance on the NAPLEX exam can only be predicted with high performing students.  This process was repeated with students’ professional GPA and total score on the MPJE exam but significant correlations were not found.  Student performance in PAS 4305 (Pharmacy Law) was divided into quartiles then correlated to the students’ total score on the MPJE exam but no significant correlations were identified.  The Office of Assessment and the Assessment Committee are going to further discuss this data to see what guidelines can be put in place to predict student performance on the NAPLEX and MPJE exams. 

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Filed under Licensure Examination, Methods, NAPLEX Licensure Examination

One response to “NAPLEX & MPJE Correlations

  1. Anthony Marziliano

    Next Steps:
    -Office review
    -Present to committee and committee review
    -Action plan based on results and committee consensus.

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