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CAA Standards Compliance Trends – 2013 Summary

In 2013, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) completed 43 accreditation reviews of graduate academic programs (9 clinical doctoral programs in audiology, 34 master's in speech-language pathology programs).

Accreditation Decisions

The following accreditation decisions were made by the CAA in 2013:

  • 27 programs were re-accredited for an 8-year cycle
  • 2 programs were awarded initial accreditation for a 5-year cycle
  • 6 programs were awarded candidacy
  • 4 programs were placed on probation
  • 2 programs were removed from probation and re-accredited for an 8-year cycle

Standards Compliance

The areas (standards [PDF]) cited as non-compliant or partially compliant most frequently by the CAA in 2013 included:

  • current, accurate, and readily available public information about the program and/or institution (Std. 1.7)
  • curriculum that prepares students for full depth and breadth of scope of practice (Std. 3.1)
  • written agreements with all active external facilities (Std. 3.6)
  • tracking and documentation of summative and formative assessments of performance of students and process for implementation of remediation plans (Std. 5.1)
  • tracking and documentation of student progress toward degree (Std. 5.2)
  • ongoing assessments of program effectiveness and use of results for program improvement (e.g., plans for improving performance on student achievement measures) (Std. 5.3)

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