Submitted Fall, 2005
(Objectives 1,2,4,5,8,9,10 )
All master degree candidates must take the national examination required for national certification in speech-language pathology. These scores provide specific information related to the effectiveness of the program.
Fourteen students were assessed during the 2004/2005 academic year. A minimum score of 600 is required in order to pass the exam. Scores ranged from 590 to 760 with an average score of 640. Thirteen of the fourteen students passed the exam giving our program an 92.8% first time pass rate. This is well above the national first time pass rate of 78.9%. The student who failed the exam passed in her second attempt.
The scores from 2004/2005 academic year indicate that our program is adequately preparing students for the national certification exam. Unfortunately, only scores are reported to us. It would be helpful if specific test items that were missed were reported.