OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT A.A.S.

PROGRAM EVALUATION

WHAT IS PROGRAM EVALUATION?

All OTA programs are responsible to assess specific measures of success and to make them available to the public. Program evaluation provides OTA faculty with objective data pertaining to the strengths and weaknesses of the program. Decisions that guide the improvement of the program are based on program evaluation data.

WHAT EVALUATION MEASURES ARE USED?

Three Year Graduation Rates
The total number of graduates from the OTA program of Cayuga Community College in 2020 was 8, an overall graduation rate of 80%.

Three Year Graduation Rates
Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2019 14/10 71%
2020 10/8 80%
2021
3-year total

NBCOT examination results:
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy produces the national examinations that assess the entry-level knowledge and skills of OTA graduates. In order to obtain state licensure to practice as an OTA, the graduate must pass the national exam. In general, pass rates on the NBCOT exam correlate with the quality of the student’s education. Data presented to specify the number of students who passed the NBCOT exam within 12 months of graduating from Cayuga’s OTA program.

Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination:

Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination
Year Number of program graduates Number of test-takers who passed the exam within 12 months of graduation Percentage of test-takers who passed the exam within 12 months of graduation
2019 10 10 of 10 test-takers 100%
2020 8 2 of 2 test-takers as of Feb 2021 100%
2021
3-year total

Published results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) may be contacted at:

One Bank Street
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 990-7979
info@nbcot.org