Title

Academic achievement and professional examination performance

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Canadia Journal of Education

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

100

Last Page

106

Publisher

Canadian Society for the Study of Education

Abstract

Although licensing of chartered accountants (CAs) in Canada is governed by provincial law, the basic requirements are similar across the country: the equivalent of an undergraduate education in accounting, two years of experience, and a passing score on the Uniform Final Examination (UFE). The UFE, taken by candidates after completion of a bachelor’s degree, is administered and scored annually by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). The profession agrees that standards for the UFE and for other licensing requirements should remain high; still, the pass rate on the UFE, which has ranged as low as 29%, has worried a number of observers (Gibbins, 1986; Matusky, 1991; Meikle, 1986; Rosen, 1978, 1982). Recently, candidates aspiring to enter the field of chartered accountancy in Quebec have brought political arguments into the debate on the reasonableness of UFE pass rates (Matusky, 1990).

DOI

10.2307/1495400

Print ISSN

03802361

E-ISSN

19185979

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1992 Canadian Society for the Study of Education

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Kapoor, M. R., Chan, K. H., & Jensen, H. L. (1992). Academic achievement and professional examination performance. Canadia Journal of Education, 17(1), 100-106. doi: 10.2307/1495400

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