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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 many of you know, I am employed at a large academic medical center in Arkansas. 2021 has been a year of transition for my department. Earlier this year, a beloved employee who was the heart and soul of our department decided to retire. In honor of her years of dedicated service, I hosted a […]

  • Earlier this year, the Illinois legislature passed Senate Bill 1632, a bill removing the exam requirement for social workers applying for the LSW license, which is reserved for BSW and MSW practice, with BSWs requiring supervised experience before becoming licensed. The new law takes effect January 1, 2022. The Illinois chapter of the National Association […]

  • Roxroy Reid of New Mexico, ASWB’s incoming president of the Board of Directors, says that a simple formula of building relationships and communicating leads to cooperation, collaboration, and coordination.

  • All proposed legislation to a practice act should be presented to the relevant regulatory board for input. The expertise on the board is beneficial to the legislature when determining what’s in the best interest of the consuming public.

  • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASWB shifted the planned in-person training to an interactive, online delivery method. The move helped to ensure safety for the new writers, consultants, and staff involved in the program without negatively affecting the quality of learning for participants or their enthusiasm. Diverse perspectives The first step in exam development involves […]

  • The change of delivery software won’t change the exam content or scoring, and ASWB member boards that routinely download exam scores won’t see a difference in how scores are reported, Carpenter says.

  • October 28, 2021
    Noteworthy

    News and updates from ASWB member jurisdictions and volunteers

  • 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 […]

  • Earlier this month, the ASWB Board of Directors and ASWB leadership planned and dreamed for ASWB’s future at the Board Advance! Many participants said they were proud of the work we did. I felt the same at witnessing and contributing to the thoughtful and energetic discussion that day.