Adolpha Bassett (NC), co-chair
Carl Hokanson (MN), co-chair
Bora Sunseri (LA), co-chair
Shannon Bender-Bell (BC)
Sharon Cutts (CT)
Jessica Davis (IL)
Tammy Dyson (BC)
Amanda Eagle (FL)
Joseph Harper (IL)
Susie Hendrickson (KS)
Lauren Henriquez-Bentiné (NY)
Jill Meadows (NC)
Steven Parks (TX)
Michelle Piper (AL)
Benjamin Rosenberg (NY)
Trish Smith (AB)
Karen Slovak (OH)
Charu Stokes-Williams (HI)
Description in bylaws
The President shall appoint all members of the Examination Committee after receiving input and approval from the Board of Directors. The composition of the Examination Committee shall reflect the levels and nature of social work practice as identified in the Association’s current job analysis. Tenure of members shall be determined by the President. The Examination Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and approving questions for the Association’s examination programs, and other related tasks as assigned by the Board of Directors.
The Examination Committee reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the process of maintaining the Association of Social Work Boards examinations and examination items in ways that protect the validity and legal defensibility of the examinations. The Committee’s work will be guided by the ASWB Strategic Plan whenever applicable.
The Examination Committee is charged with:
- Reviewing, editing, and approving items by committee process.
- Ensuring that all items are linked to appropriate Knowledge, Skill, and Ability statements (KSAs), and assigned to the appropriate ASWB examination.
- Evaluating pretested items, including performance statistics, to decide whether such items should be deleted, included in the scored item banks, or edited further and pretested again.
- Reviewing, through volunteers or designees, new forms of all ASWB examinations before use to evaluate item content and overall quality.
- Participating in passing score studies or other psychometric support services as needed.
- Contributing to policy decisions regarding item composition, content, and phrasing.
Four to five exam committee meetings per year and are usually held in March, June, August, and October.