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Rate Methodology

Completion

Total number of students who completed the course within 150 percent of normal completion time.
-Divided By-
Total number of students who were scheduled to complete the course minus the number of exempt students who did not complete the course.

The number of exempt students used in the formula is limited to 25 percent of the total number of students who actually completed the course. Exempt students are students who (1) transferred to another course within the school, (2) did not complete the course due to health reasons, (3) had a military or out-of-state transfer, (4) failed to maintain satisfactory attendance or academic progress, or (5) completed the program outside 150 percent of the normal completion
time.
NACCAS’ formula overstates completion rates since students who failed to maintain satisfactory attendance and academic progress, and students who completed the program outside 150 percent of the normal completion time are excluded from the formula’s denominator. These students had the opportunity to complete the program within 150 percent ofthe normal completion time.

Licensure

Total number of students who passed the licensing examinations.-Divided By-Total number of students who took the licensing examinations.

Total number of students who completed the course within 150 percent of the normal completion time and found employment.-Divided By-Total number of students who completed the course within 150 percent of normal completion time minus students ineligible for employment.
Students ineligible for employment are those who moved out of state, died, or failed to take the state licensing examination.
NACCAS’ placement rate overstates the percentage of studentswho completed the program andobtained appropriate employment since students who failed to take the state licensing examination are excluded from the formula’s denominator. Also, NACCAS has not defined the type and period of employment for an acceptable placement. Thus, employment of one-day duration could be considered a placement for purposes of calculating the placement rate.