Want To Pass The BCBA Exam? Take This Mock Test

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Want To Pass The BCBA Exam? Take This Mock Test

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a person with a certification in applied behavior analysis. BCBAs receive this certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) uses scientific and systematic processes to help influence an individual's behavior. This is a mock exam created by me, especially for all of you! Hopefully, this test will help you pass the BIG BCBA exam!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I collect data from two behaviorists I am supervising and want to find what the interobserver agreement is. I will find the mean of each of the intervals and then average all those means. Which IOA method am I using?
    • A. 

      A) Mean count-per-interval IOA

    • B. 

      B) Mean total-per-interval IOA

    • C. 

      C) Mean duration-per-interval IOA

    • D. 

      D) Total count IOA

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 2. 
    When utilizing a“demand” condition” in a functional analysis a BCBA would:
    • A. 

      A) Ask a client to complete relatively easy tasks in quick succession

    • B. 

      B) Present a demand and withdraw it each interval and record target behavior

    • C. 

      C) Present a demand contingent upon target behavior occurrence

    • D. 

      D) Ask the client to complete a task and remove the demand upon the target behavior occurrence.

  • 3. 
    A behavior analyst should always measure behavior that is observable and measurable. Which behavior below is the most measurable?
    • A. 

      A)The number of times she agreed, as measured by nodding her head.

    • B. 

      B) Having fun at the beach, as measured by satisfaction surveys

    • C. 

      C) Walking fast as measured by video observation

    • D. 

      D) Sitting upright as measured by duration

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 4. 
    I am studying for my BCBA exam, I am using note cards, study guides, modules, study groups, practice exams, and worksheets to study for the exam. Which of the following strategies am I utilizing to study?
    • A. 

      Response discrimination

    • B. 

      B) Stimulus materials

    • C. 

      C) Response generalization

    • D. 

      D) Stimulus generalization

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 5. 
    Riley has made good progress in the past 5 months. Her RBT is helping accept bites of food. She generally enjoys this and has eaten the food, but in the past few days she has been spitting the food out. Which is the LEAST likely consideration at this juncture?
    • A. 

      A) Have her mother make a Doctor’s appointment

    • B. 

       B)Conduct a functional behavior assessment to analyze the change in her behavior.

    • C. 

      C) Look for recent changes in the  environment

    • D. 

      D) Vary Reinforcers

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 6. 
    A BCBA is observing a classroom  and is recording how often a student shouts “Diaperface!”  Which is the least appropriate measure in the scenario? 
    • A. 

      A) Momentary time sampling

    • B. 

      B) A teacher completed scatterplot

    • C. 

      C) Partial interval recording

    • D. 

      D) Frequency

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 7. 
    Riley has learned how to follow written directions, using a checklist in her summer school class. She turns in the checklist along with the completed tasks, at this rate that has met her primary goal. Next week Riley will be starting Middle school. She has four new teachers. Which is the most appropriate recommendation regarding behavioral maintenance?
    • A. 

      A) The BCBA should increase the goal of Riley's checklist to 100%

    • B. 

      B) Ensure that Riley’s new teachers will support the checklist completion

    • C. 

      C) Have Riley go to school with her BCBA the day before school starts and introduce herself to her new teachers

    • D. 

      D) Terminate services for Riley because she already met her primary goal

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 8. 
    Which type of differential reinforcement utilizes IRT?
    • A. 

      DRA

    • B. 

      DRO

    • C. 

      DRL

    • D. 

      DRI

  • 9. 
    Cordelia is a BCBA and she is interested in tracking the frequency of “loud vocalizations” for five children in a classroom throughout the school day. She has noticed that the behaviors generally occur for 5 seconds or less.  Which observation method is most likely to be appropriate?
    • A. 

      A) Partial interval recording for each class.

    • B. 

      B) Duration recording

    • C. 

      C) Momentary time sampling at the end of each class.

    • D. 

      D) Whole interval recording for each class.

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 10. 
    Which method of data collection overestimates the overall duration of a behavior. 
    • A. 

      Whole Interval Recording

    • B. 

      Momentary Time Sampling

    • C. 

      Interresponse Time

    • D. 

      Partial Interval Recording

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 11. 
    Reggie hits his peers. After 6 months of ABA therapy, the parents ask to see his growth. Which would be the best graphic display to show parents?
    • A. 

      A scatterplot showing when hitting occurs.

    • B. 

      A line graph of hits per hour. 

    • C. 

      Cummulative Graph of hitting for the last 6 months

    • D. 

      A histogram/bargraph showing average monthly data.

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 12. 
    You are teaching a client how to use a fork while eating. First, you would reinforce the client picking up the fork, then you would reinforce putting food on the fork, next you would reinforce place the fork to their mouth, Finally, you would reinforce the client eating the food off the fork. What type of shaping is being used?
    • A. 

      Across Response Topography

    • B. 

      Successive Approximations

    • C. 

      Within Response Topography

    • D. 

      Total Task Chaining

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 13. 
    Celeration charts are used in what form of individualized teaching?
    • A. 

      Direct Instruction

    • B. 

      Personalized System of Instruction 

    • C. 

      Precision Teaching

    • D. 

      Discrete Trial Training 

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 14. 
    Bobby would like to increase the number of math problems he can complete on his math test. What Type of shaping procedure would be best to use for his intervention? 
    • A. 

      Noncontingent Reinforcement

    • B. 

      Within Response Topography

    • C. 

      Modeling

    • D. 

      Across Response Topography

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 15. 
    Functional Communication Training, Noncontingent Reinforcement and Behavioral momentum are all considered to be? 
    • A. 

      Punishments

    • B. 

      Consequences

    • C. 

      Prompts

    • D. 

      Antecedents

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 16. 
    Whol developed the Direct Instruction form of teaching?
    • A. 

      Keller

    • B. 

      Skinner

    • C. 

      Engelmann

    • D. 

      Lindsley

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 17. 
    Which is not a step when creating a token economy?
    • A. 

      Identify Target behavior and rules

    • B. 

      Set up exchange rate

    • C. 

      Develop Protocol for when requirements are not met

    • D. 

      Having Students vote on which token they like best? 

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 18. 
    Trials to criterion and percentage of occurrence both considered ________________.
    • A. 

      Deriviative Measures

    • B. 

      Definitional Measures

    • C. 

      Accurate Measures

    • D. 

      Reliable Measures

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 19. 
    I am collecting data and trying to figure out if I should find a new way to drive to work. I have driven the same route to work every day for the past year and have found that it takes me 59 minutes round trip. Some days on my way home, my wife asks me to bring her an iced coffee. My wife's request could affect the ___________of my data collection. 
    • A. 

      Validity

    • B. 

      Accuracy

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      B and C

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      Option 6

  • 20. 
    Which is the most stringent form of IOA?
    • A. 

       Exact Occurrence per Interval 

    • B. 

      Exact Number  per IOA

    • C. 

      Exact Count per Interval

    • D. 

      Mean Count per Interval

  • 21. 
    In Precision Teaching, the founder Ogden Lindsley uses a ____________ to show data tracking the clien't self monitioring.
    • A. 

      Line graph

    • B. 

      Bar Graph

    • C. 

      Scatterplot Graph

    • D. 

      Semi-logarithmic chart

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 22. 
    An operational definition should be all of the following except?
    • A. 

      Operational

    • B. 

      Objective

    • C. 

      Clear

    • D. 

      Complete

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 23. 
    What is the acronym for Forced-Choice Reinforcer Assessment?
    • A. 

      Paired Stimulus Reinforcer Assessment

    • B. 

      Multiple Schedule Reinforcer Schedule

    • C. 

      Concurrent Schedule Reinforcer Assessment

    • D. 

      Progressive Ratio Schedule Reinforcer Assessment

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 24. 
    Which is the most common error used in visual analysis in ABA? 
    • A. 

      Type I

    • B. 

      External Validity

    • C. 

      Type II

    • D. 

      Extinction

    • E. 

      Option 5

  • 25. 
    What is a type of secretive reinforcement that is not a part of the behavior plan?
    • A. 

      Positive Reinforcement

    • B. 

      Negative Reinforcement

    • C. 

      Bootleg reinforcement

    • D. 

      Matrix Reinforcement

    • E. 

      Option 5

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