Exam resources for educators

ASWB offers a suite of free resources to help social work educators prepare students for the exams.

Data release to schools

ASWB has developed detailed reports on accredited social work degree programs that include:

  • Pass/fail summary
  • Pass rate data for demographic subgroups
  • Subscore data on major exam content areas

Free ASWB Exam Guidebook

The ASWB Exam Guidebook contains information on the steps for taking the exam, what to expect on exam day, exam creation, and question structure.

Included are a study plan template and lists of suggested references for each exam content area, created with input from social work educators.

Educator Guide to the Social Work Exams with group review practice questions

The Educator Guide to the Social Work Exams helps educators prepare students to demonstrate their competence on the licensing exams. The guide includes access to a set of group review practice questions. Each group review practice question is a retired question from an ASWB exam and includes the rationale for the correct answer.

Educator training

Learn how to write multiple-choice questions according to ASWB standards.

This free online training will include on-demand modules led by the social workers who train the writers who create questions for the social work licensing exams.

Earn one continuing education credit.