Regental Proficiency Exam Dashboard
All degree-seeking undergraduate students in the public university system are required to meet satisfactory performance benchmarks on the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) exam, a nationally-normed test developed by ACT, Inc. comprising four subtests (writing skills, mathematics, reading, and science). Students failing to meet established qualifying scores are required to perform remediation and retest, or risk being denied registration at all regental institutions.
The SDBOR Proficiency Exam Dashboard offers an interactive summary of CAAP exam outcomes in the public university system from FY2010 to the present. The dashboard reports on four major indicators: regental pass rates, the percentage of students meeting national average scores, the percentage of students meeting national 99th percentile scores, and system average scores. For each indicator, single-year and historical data can be disaggregated by a variety of student characteristics.
Important observations from the most recent data include:
- A total of 5,089 undergraduate students sat for the proficiency examination for the first time in FY2014
- Approximately nine in ten students (88.7 percent) earned a passing score on all four subtests of the CAAP exam
- Across the system, 87.9 percent of students earned a score at or above the national mean on at least one subtest
Source: Regents Information Systems, CAAP User Norms (ACT)
Notes: Analyzed records include all students who sat for the CAAP exam for the first time during the fall or spring semester of a given year.
For more information, please see the latest proficiency exam narrative report, available HERE