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Assessing Student Perception of Conducting Cumulative Final Examinations in an Eight-Hour Format Comparable to the National Board

1 January 2010


The National Board Dental Hygiene Examination is often approached with concern and anxiety, especially for ESL students or those students with test taking anxiety. Many programs offer or recommend students participate in board preparation courses to help students review and ultimately succeed in this examination process. At Pacific University, an alternative testing procedure was created to help students integrate knowledge from multiple courses, reduce test taking anxiety and enhance success on the NBDHE.


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