Optometry Board Pass Rates Published

ROCKVILLE, MD, January 9, 2018 – For the first time, pass rates on National Board examinations for the 2016-2017 academic year are now available on the website of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).

This data, compiled by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) in conjunction with ASCO member institutions, includes the first-time pass rates for each school/college on Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the exam, the ultimate pass rate for each institution, and national averages for all of the above.

“The NBEO is pleased to collaborate with ASCO and ASCO member institutions in providing a uniform reporting structure for pass rate data.  All calculations were performed using candidates who have both graduated during the listed timeframe and attempted all three parts at least once.  It is our hope that this information will provide a consistent reporting mechanism and we look forward to further collaboration in the future,” says Jill Bryant, OD, FAAO, FSLS, NBEO Interim Executive Director. 

“We are happy to offer this important data of national pass rates from all of our institutions and plan to continue to do so each year going forward,” says Dr. David Damari, ASCO President. “All faculty at every one of our 23 schools and colleges of optometry strive to continually improve our students’ success on the boards until each student in our programs is capable of passing every part.”

This information will be updated and published on the ASCO website each fall.

Link to the report: https://optometriceducation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ASCO-Report-2016-2017.pdf.