2017 ANNUAL REPORT
ASWB completed its sixth analysis of the practice of social work
The analysis updates the content and weighting of the blueprints for the social work licensure exams. The 2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work drew on the expertise of psychometricians and surveys submitted by more than 23,000 social workers and reflects substantial consistency in the practice of social work. The analysis ensures that the licensing exams maintain a high standard of content validity. New exams based on the practice analysis were prepared for release in January 2018.
Accomplishments by ASWB staff and volunteers
Subject matter expertise
ASWB recruited a variety of subject matter experts to provide oversight to the practice analysis. The groups appointed reflected diversity of practice settings, geography, and demographics. The staff of Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), a nonprofit personnel research and consulting firm, assisted ASWB staff in their efforts. The different SME groups involved included the Oversight Panel, the Practice Analysis Task Force, Linking Task Members, Reclassification Task Members, Exam Form Reviewers, and the Standard Setting Panel.
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