ASWB’s Board of Directors approves initiative to release examination performance data

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On November 9, ASWB’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to gather, analyze, and release examination performance data. The motion directs ASWB staff and its consultants to develop a plan to implement this important information-sharing initiative.

ASWB anticipates that the new analysis will include performance data broken down by demographic group for our member jurisdictions as well as schools of social work. In this process, we are working with independent psychometric consultants. While we are moving forward as quickly as we can, we are committed to ensuring accurate reporting.

Of the Board vote, ASWB’s CEO Dwight Hymans said, “Investing in this review of test-taker–reported data breaks new ground. By making this commitment, the ASWB Board of Directors is contributing to the profession’s larger discussion about diversity, equity, and inclusion. We look forward to taking this new step in the association’s commitment to participating in conversations around data and social work values.”

As ASWB works on this directive from the Board, we are committed to updating membership on our progress in the first quarter of 2022.

Learn more about ASWB’s recent exam initiatives.