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Presenter: Matthew DeCarlo, PhD, MSW
Category 1 CEUs - 1.5
This event will explain in simple terms why the ASWB exams show such unequal outcomes for demographic groups. Participants will review the NCME Standards that the Association of Social Work Boards cites but does not follow, and the facilitator will review both the standards and psychometrics literature on the deeply inequitable impact of ASWB's methodological errors on oppressed and minoritized groups. Finally, participants will examine ASWB's structural role within the profession, its wide profit margin and substantial net assets as a purported nonprofit, and its role as both exam developer and exam purchaser for the profession of social work.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Recommended Reading: American Psychological Association, the American Educational Research Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education . (2014). Standards for educational and psychological testing. American Educational Research Association. https://www.testingstandards.net/open-access-files.html
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