Demographic Pass-Rate Data Release Under Discussion

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Demographic data release

This is confusing; hasn't the ASWB been purporting not to collect demographic data? How, then, would they revisit a question of demographic data release rather than initiate data collection?

Teresa 63 days ago

Right!!

"Continually revisiting the question of release" makes it sound like ASWB already has the data and is choosing not to share it... so which is it exactly? You don't have the data, or you have it and don't want to release it?

Rebecca 51 days ago

I agree. I have been challenging the data on ageism of the test

I entertained the idea that they do have the information on our ages and other types of identifying information that I have suspected could be used to weed out certain age groups of social workers. I have a group of social workers who know the material well, yet do not pass and have taking the exam up to 8 times now (I have taken 4 and I am nearly 60 years old). Got into the profession very late (age 51), but I have a world of world experience/life experience and then 6 1/2 years of forensic social work in a jail setting. Very good experience. Also state hospital experience. It is very disheartening to believe that maybe, there would be a ghost of a chance that there would be ageism or racism in our profession; however, this seems to be pervasive in most professions in our country. So surprised? I am not. Everything now is kept in strict secrecy. It is unfortunate and a evil that should not be in our profession. I find that the test is discriminate and biased based on it formatting of its questions.

Kimberly Miller 27 days ago

Missing bias safeguard

Provide a justification for why assessing exam outcomes by demographics is not *already* included in ASWB's safeguards against racial bias. It seems obvious that in order to assess racial bias in the exam...one would need to assess exam outcomes for different racial groups.

Matthew DeCarlo 63 days ago

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