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Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

Student Outcome Data

2021-2023 Student Praxis Results - Speech-Language Pathology


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:

Method for reporting praxis examination pass rate data:
ETS Data X / Institutional Data
Period Number of Test-takers Taking the Exam Number of Test-takers Passed Pass rate 
2023 28 24 85.71%
2022 27 25 92.59%
2021 36 33 91.67%
3-year average     89.99%


Completion Rates - Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program

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:

Period Number completing on time Number completing later than on-time Number not 
2023 36 0 1 35
2022 32 0 1 31
2021 42 0 0 42
3-year average       98.21%

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