ABA students record 100 percent pass rate on national exam

Penn State Harrisburg has been notified that all of its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s program graduates who took the 2010-11 Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) national exam passed on their first attempt. The 100 percent passing rate surpasses the national average of 78 percent for first-time test takers.

The BACB developed and administers international certification for behavior analysts following established uniform content, standards, and criteria. Individuals like the Penn State Harrisburg ABA graduates who wish to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts must hold at least a master’s degree, have 225 classroom hours of specific applied behavior analysis graduate-level course work, meet supervised experience requirements and pass the BACB certification examination.

The campus’ ABA master’s degree examines how biological, social and individual differences affect human behavior and emphasizes the development of assessment and intervention skills. Graduates typically work in health care, education, research facilities and in center- and home-based programs for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities.

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Last Updated April 03, 2012