For the last BCBA exam...Mazel tov and congrats to those who passed. To those who tripped over it - whether this be the first time or more than once - it's not you.
An exam at best is a photograph of the day you took it. It's also a cross-section of the process, systems and training that go into it combined with the exam itself. And on these variables, the BCBA and the BCBA exam are lacking.
There are excellent programs out there. There are also programs that cycle after cycle have incredibly low first time pass rates. There's a reason for that and students have to be very cautious.
Students also have to be cautious about blaming themselves after they put in so much work. Terminal certification exams like the BCBA are inherently stressful and challenging. When there are also design issues as are present in the BCBA exam, they become even more so.
I welcome your thoughts and feedback. I also welcome contact if you want to check on my services and talk more about BCBA test prep sessions.
I encourage folks to write me to talk about issues related to Applied Behavior Analysis whether that be the field, the BCBA exam and things related to it and/or as Behavior Analysis applies to you more directly. I look forward to hearing from you.