From 2015 to 2016, the Association of Social Work Boards conducted its sixth analysis of the practice of social work to update the content and weighting of the blueprints for the social work licensure exams. The practice analysis is critical for ensuring that the content of each exam is relevant to current professional practice and reflects the opinions and expertise of a diverse group of stakeholders. Beginning January 2, 2018, all exam categories reflect the new content outlines.
Minor structural and editorial modifications
The changes made to the licensing exam blueprints based on this practice analysis include predominantly minor structural and editorial modifications for comprehensiveness and currency. The most extensive changes were observed for the Advanced Generalist exam blueprint. The content areas and the percentages derived from the 2015-2016 practice analysis are generally consistent with the previous practice analysis outcomes. Of primary importance was ensuring that the statements are easy for candidates to understand and meaningful for individuals involved in exam development activities.