The newly released School Performance Book is a subset of the data that is found in the NASBA Report on the CPA Exam (formerly Candidate Performance Book). While the latter edition is tailored to a broader audience, the School Performance Book was designed to more closely meet the data needs of educational institutions. Unlike the NASBA Report on the CPA Exam, which looks at the entire examination data set, the School Performance Book focuses attention on First-Time (FT) examination sections taken within one year (365 days) of graduation from a given program. This tighter filter allows the book to more closely associate a candidate’s performance with his/her most recent educational institution.
In addition to the narrower data focus, several other notable items have been included in this publication:
- Regional Performance: The regions are defined by the states included in each of the 6 regional accrediting areas. The regional performance, along with both state and national performance, allows for easier comparative analysis.
- State Performance: Summary performance of all educational institutions in a given state. Note that the state performance in this book differs from the NASBA Report on the CPA Exam (formerly Candidate Performance Book), which reports summary performance for the state to which a candidate applied to sit for the exam.
- Detailed School Reports: A concise summary of performance for the top 100 institutions for All and Bachelor’s Degree Type, Top 50 Advance Degree Type (based on number of FT candidates), which includes 4-year trending for several key data points