Respondents who completed the task survey were instructed to provide two types

Respondents who completed the task survey were

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Respondents who completed the task survey were instructed to provide two types of ratings for every task statement— frequency of performance and importance for effective practice. The frequency rating scale ranged from 1 (Never) to 6 (More than once a day). The importance rating scale ranged from 1 (Unimportant) to 5 (Extremely important). Respondents who indicated they do not perform a given task were not asked to provide importance ratings for that task. An example of the task survey rating scales is shown below. How often do Bachelors social workers perform this task within the first two years of practice? Never Annually Monthly Weekly Once a day More than once a day
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2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work | ASWB 9 How important is the performance of this task for effective social work practice? Not important Minimally important Important Very important Extremely important Respondents who completed the knowledge requirements survey were instructed to provide a rating of the importance of the knowledge for entry-level practice. Importance ratings were collected via a Likert-type rating scale that ranged from 0 (Knowledge is not needed) to 5 (Extremely important). An example of the knowledge requirements survey rating scale is presented below. How important is this knowledge for performing the job of a Bachelors social worker within the first two years of practice? Knowledge is not needed Not important Minimally important Important Very important Extremely important The scales were customized for each examination category. For instance, some respondents were asked to rate the importance of the knowledge statements for performing the job of a Bachelors social worker while other respondents rated the statements from the perspective of a Masters, an Independent Generalist, or a Clinical social worker. Respondents were assigned to a particular survey based on their responses to two background questions. The first question asked respondents to identify the length of time they have practiced with their current social work licensure, certification, or registration. As noted previously, entry-level social workers responded to the task survey and more experienced social workers responded to the knowledge survey. The second question determined the examination category of focus by asking respondents to identify which category best described their current social work practice: Bachelors, Masters, Independent Generalist, or Clinical. PHASE II: DISTRIBUTING THE SURVEY Phase II of the practice analysis process was aimed at disseminating the survey and communicating the importance of social worker participation. The survey sample was identified using a mix of sources and methodologies. The names and contact information for all individuals who passed one of ASWB’s licensure exams within the past 10 years were extracted from the ASWB licensure exam database. At the time of this study, this included 182,844 individuals from 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the USVI. Prior to 2016, California
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