“We always have to balance security concerns with the comfort of the test-takers,” says Director of Exam Administration Felicia Dennison. “These new measures illustrate ASWB’s commitment to evaluating existing procedures and revising them based on both feedback from test-takers and evidence of their effectiveness.”
The ASWB has announced important exam changes that will impact the social work exam test-taking experience beginning 2023.
Based on candidate feedback and in an effort to improve the testing experience, the ASWB announced updates that will affect Bachelor, Masters, and Clinical level exams beginning January 2023. The ASWB has identified these exam changes as enhancements intended to reduce test-taker stress and promote a better social work examination process.
These enhancements are a combination of updates to the exam, test-taker comfort, and testing center security and will impact both the actual exam format and the testing experience. These changes to the exams should result in a material improvement to the test-taking experience, encouraging less stress and contributing to a more effective exam.
Now, let’s go over the ASWB Exam Changes.
Access to Food Is Now Allowed During Exam
While eating food during the exam was previously prohibited, candidates can now access their lockers to retrieve a snack during the exam. This change provides test-takers with the opportunity to take