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Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Student Outcome Data

2016-2019 Student Praxis Results


The Praxis II

The Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology Test evaluates the beginning clinician's knowledge of fundamental speech-language pathology concepts, as well as current practices in the field. Passing this test is necessary to obtain the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state license in speech-language pathology. In addition, California Assembly Bill 2837 requires candidates for the California clear Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential to pass this test. Nearly all speech pathology graduate students in our program take this test near the end of their graduate studies. Here are the passing rates for our students for the past 3 years:

3-year average    97.6%
Period Number of students taking the exam Number of students passed Pass rate 
2018 / 2019 39 38 97.40%
2017 / 2018 36 35 97.22%
2016 / 2017 23 23 100%

Method for reporting praxis examination pass rate data:               
ETS Data  X / Institutional Data


Completion Rates

The following percentage of our speech-language pathology graduate students completed their MA degree successfully within a five-semester period and those not completing the program:

3-year average   89.68%
Period Number completed program within expected time frame Number completed later than expected time frame Number not 
2018 / 2019 34 7 0 82.90%
2017 / 2018 39 3 2 88.60%
2016 / 2017 40 1 0 97.50%


Employment Rates

There is a high demand for speech-language pathologists, both in schools and in medical facilities. Our students usually are employed soon after they obtain their MA degrees.

The following list shows the percentage of students who were actively looking for employment and found jobs within 30 days of graduation:

3-year average   100%
Academic Year  Number of Graduates  Percent of Graduates Employed
2018 / 2019 40 100%
2017 / 2018 41 100%
2016 / 2017 40 100%

Note: These employment data were obtained from exit interviews with graduates and alumni surveys.