2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work ASWB 14 Table 3 displays the

2017 analysis of the practice of social work aswb 14

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2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work | ASWB 14 Table 3 displays the results of this analysis for content areas in each examination category and compares U.S. and Canadian statistics, including and excluding results from Québec. The table shows that neither country of origin nor language had a significant effect on the relative importance of the content areas. Table 3. Summary of Group Differences in Relative Importance Ratings Examination Category/Content Areas United States Canada Including Québec Excluding Québec Bachelors Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment 23.9 24.2 24.3 Assessment and Intervention Planning 22.3 22.7 22.3 Direct and Indirect Practice 43.4 42.9 43.1 Professional Values and Ethics 10.4 10.2 10.3 Masters Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment 24.0 24.1 24.1 Assessment and Intervention Planning 22.5 22.4 22.4 Direct and Indirect Practice 43.4 43.3 43.4 Professional Values and Ethics 10.1 10.2 10.2 Advanced Generalist Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment 23.8 24.4 24.4 Assessment and Intervention Planning 22.4 22.3 22.3 Direct and Indirect Practice 43.7 43.1 43.1 Professional Values and Ethics 10.1 10.2 10.2 Clinical Human Development, Diversity, and Behavior in the Environment 24.0 24.3 24.2 Assessment and Intervention Planning 22.8 22.6 22.6 Direct and Indirect Practice 43.0 42.8 42.8 Professional Values and Ethics 10.2 10.3 10.4 Note: Relative importance estimates calculated by dividing the sum of the mean ratings for each statement within a content area by the sum of the mean ratings across all statements. Empirical Weight Computation HumRRO computed empirical weights for each examination blueprint based on the results of the practice analysis survey. The weights were computed by taking the sum of importance ratings for a given content area and dividing it by the sum of importance ratings across the entire set of knowledge statements. While important, empirical weights are only one factor to be considered in an overall evaluation of the weights that should be assigned to various content areas of an examination. The weights computed by HumRRO were provided to the Task Force after it established initial content weighting recommendations, and the weights served as a level-setting mechanism to aid the Task Force in their work.
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2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work | ASWB 15 Linkage Exercise As noted earlier, the lists of task and knowledge statements that appeared on the practice analysis survey were generated by the Task Force, with support from the Oversight Panel. While there is an assumed relationship between the tasks and knowledge requirements (i.e., for each task there is a corresponding set of knowledge requirements), an additional activity was carried out to establish a formal link between them. The activity, called a linkage exercise, provides additional content validity evidence for the social work licensure exams by ensuring that knowledge tested on the exams is necessary for the successful performance of critical tasks. Results of this exercise can also be used to guide item writers on the appropriate content to be assessed.
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