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  • Candidates can expect to see these improvements to the exam administration process starting in January 2023: Three-option multiple choice phased in Exam forms will contain a mix of three- and four-option questions beginning in January 2023. The exam will gradually include more three-option questions going forward, with the goal of completing the transition by 2025. […]

  • ASWB is pleased to announce the 2022 edition of the Examination Program Yearbook, an annual publication that highlights the expertise and diversity of the Examination Committee volunteers, item writers, and exam development consultants who contribute to the development of the social work licensing exams.
  • The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) today released an in-depth trend analysis of pass rate data for its social work licensing exams alongside state and school-level data. ASWB published these data as part of the association’s commitment to participating in data-driven conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion. ASWB Chief Executive Officer Stacey Hardy-Chandler, Ph.D., […]

  • In line with the continued efforts of the Association of Social Work Boards to make the social work licensing exams as fair and equitable as possible, ASWB has recently committed to enhancing the exam development process to bring in more voices than ever before. ASWB’s Strategic Framework 2022–2023 directs the organization to engage with stakeholders […]

  • The Association of Social Work Boards is recruiting volunteers for its Practice Analysis Task Force, offering licensed social workers the opportunity to participate behind the scenes in the next analysis of the practice of social work. Selected task force members will provide subject matter expertise to the association’s practice analysis process, reenvisioned as the Social […]

  • 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 […]

  • ASWB is pleased to announce the 2021 edition of the Examination Program Yearbook, an annual publication that highlights the expertise and diversity of the Examination Committee volunteers, item writers, and exam development consultants who contribute to the development of the social work licensing exams. This is the 12th edition of the yearbook, published in 2021 […]

  • The Association of Social Work Boards recognizes and respects the needs of nursing mothers. It has been our long-standing practice to provide alternative arrangements for nursing mothers sitting for the social work licensing exams, and we are committed to evaluating our current procedures to improve processes. We acknowledge that we must continually review any policies […]

  • The Association of Social Work Boards is committed to embracing the profession’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in every step of developing the social work licensing exams, now and in the future. We are also committed to providing high-quality exams that take into account the historically diverse nature of the social work profession, a […]