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Licensure Pass Rates

Licensure Pass Rates

Licensing examination pass rates offer a picture of student achievement in a number of disciplines. The table below shows pass rates along with goals and rationales by College and Discipline.

 

 

Summary Table of Licensure/Praxis Pass Rates by College and Program
Program/Measure 19/20 (Goal) 18/19 (Goal) 17/18 (Goal) 16/17 (Goal) Goal Rationale Threshold of Acceptability
College of Arts and Sciences
Speech Language Pathology (SLP) 100% (80% avg.) 100% (80% avg.) 100% (80% avg.) 100% (80% avg.) The Communication Science and Disorders Department sets a target of 100% based on the past performance of graduates. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires a 3 year average pass rate of 80%.
Social Work/Social Work Licensing Exam 58% (60%) 56% (61%) 64% (71%) 83% (70%) A licensure pass rate consistent with or higher than the North American pass rate for each year as determined by the Association of Social Work Boards.  A pass rate more than 10% below the national pass rate for more than 3 consecutive years. 
College of Education and Human Development
Collaborative-Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Special Education Praxis 100% (95%)  100% (96%)  92% (96%) 90% (72%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for each year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year.  In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) (153 for this Praxis exam) is examined closely.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Couples and Family Counseling/National Counselor Exam 100% (84%)  90% (84.3%)  90% (84%) 94% (84.5%)  The goal is to meet or exceed the national national pass rate. A pass rate at or below the national pass rate for 2 consecutive years.
School Counseling/Praxis Exam 100% (87%)  100% (88%)  100% (94%) 100% (94%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by ALSDE (156 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Elementary Education/PLT K-6 Praxis Exam * (100%)  **(94%)  100% (96%) 100% (97%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (160 for this praxis exam) is examined closely. 
Elementary Education/Mathematics Praxis Exam 83% (74%)  84% (79%)  95% (90%) 85% (86%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year.
A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (157 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Elementary Education/Reading and Language Praxis Exam 85% (78%)  85% (80%)  95% (83%) 81% (81%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (157 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Elementary Education/Science Praxis Exam 70% (68%)  80% (70%)  95% (87%) 92% (84%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (158 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Elementary Education/Social Studies Praxis Exam 65% (66%)  82% (68%)  90% (84%) 90% (84%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (154 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Exercise and Nutrition Science-Nutrition Wellness/Registered Dietician Certification Exam *** 100% (80%)  100% (80%) 80% (80%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than 80% to maintain Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) standards. A pass rate below the ACEND requirement of 80%.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Praxis Exam 60% (65%)  54% (51%)  * (40%) 80% (54%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (161 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Instructional Leadership*/Praxis Exam 100% (87%)  89% (84%)  93% (78%) 100% (82%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (146 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Secondary Education/Praxis Exam ** (75%)  * (89%)  95% (92%) 96% (93%)  A pass rate consistent with or higher than the Alabama pass rate for that year. A pass rate below the Alabama pass rate for that year. In addition, any individual score below the minimum acceptable score, or cut score, set by the ALSDE (157 for this praxis exam) is examined closely.
Stephens College of Business
Accounting/CPA Exam ****

38.5%

(8 of 9)

37.5%

(5 of 10)

36.8% 

(5 of 11)

The goal is to rank in the upper half of undergraduate-only accounting programs in the state.  A rank below the upper half of undergraduate only accounting programs in the state for two or more years.

*Test count was fewer than 5, therefore ALSDE did not report data.

**No data collected for this exam for this year.

***Data will be available in the Spring of 2021.

****Data will be available in the Fall of 2020.