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  1. ASWB Exam Changes
    ASWB Exam Changes

    “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

  2. EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Ethical Practice
    EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Ethical Practice

    Today, we’re exploring the EPPP2 domain Ethical Practice. No surprise, this portion of the test will look at your ability to functionally apply the ethics of the profession in your professional practice. You’ll need to show you can apply the profession’s laws, guidelines, and ethical codes.

  3. EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Professionalism
    EPPP Part 2 Study Resource: Professionalism

    The Professionalism domain will look at test taker’s ability to be personally competent on the job. Much of this domain involves professional self-awareness. In particular, they’ll need to understand the limits of reflective practice and competence in their own practice. They’ll also need to demonstrate self-awareness and ability to listen to and respond to professional feedback.

  4. EPPP 2 Study Resource: Exploring Relational Competence
    EPPP 2 Study Resource: Exploring Relational Competence

    Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at some of the new areas the EPPP2 will test and what domains within the area the exam will ask about. This week, we’re focusing on the domain Relational Competence.