The task to knowledge linkage is typically obtained from SME ratings of the

The task to knowledge linkage is typically obtained

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to be assessed. The task-to-knowledge linkage is typically obtained from SME ratings of the magnitude of the relationship. For this exercise, SMEs evaluated the link between individual knowledge statements and task categories (i.e., groups of related tasks) rather than individual task statements. This approach ensures that (a) information about the knowledge statements, which serve as the basis for exam development and item writing activities, is maximized, and (b) the level of effort required of each SME is minimized. For the linkage exercise, 42 SMEs were recruited from the Task Force, Oversight Panel, and ASWB Exam Development volunteers. They represented a wide range of practice settings, demographics, and geographic locations. SMEs were instructed to work independently to judge the relationship between each knowledge requirement and the set of tasks listed in each task category. The task categories are listed below. Assessment Intervention Planning Direct Service Indirect Service Practice/Program Evaluation Supervision and Consultation Management and Administration Ethics and Values The SMEs were asked: “To what degree do you need this knowledge when performing the tasks listed in this category?” They used the following scale to make their ratings: 1. To a trivial degree or no degree 2. To a moderate degree 3. To a large degree Linkage estimates were computed for each knowledge statement based on the average ratings across SMEs. The results of this exercise indicated that the majority of the knowledge requirements used in the survey are necessary to carry out one or more of the tasks in each task category.
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2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work | ASWB 16 PHASE IV: EXAM BLUEPRINT UPDATE Blueprint Weighting The Task Force convened September 16-17, 2016, for a second time to review the practice analysis survey results and establish content weights for the examination blueprints. The review process included three steps. First, Task Force members were given a print version of the survey results (i.e., descriptive statistics including sample size, mean, standard deviation, and percentage value for each rating) and instructed to review them independently and make notes about unexpected ratings or potential anomalies in the data. Next, ASWB and HumRRO facilitated discussion with the Task Force to identify factors that may have influenced the results, such as trends in the profession (e.g., tasks that are becoming obsolete; emerging or evolving knowledge requirements). Finally, the Task Force was asked to make a judgment about the results to determine which tasks and knowledge requirements are critical for competent practice, paying particular attention to tasks and knowledge statements that bore ratings at or near the decision-rule threshold values discussed in the section titled “Analysis of Knowledge Requirements Survey Results” described earlier in this report. During its review of knowledge statements, Task Force members also considered the decisions they had previously made for the task survey results. For example, if a task (or group of tasks)
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