Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
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8/17/22  2:47 pm
Commenter: Kim Young, LCSW


Given the data report released by the ASWB on August 5, 2022 the public and regulatory boards across the country now have access to incredibly concerning information. The ASWB data report revealed the vast disparities in pass rates of the clinical and master's level exams across racial groups. In Virginia, white test taker take and pass the LMSW and LCSW exams at rates double to Black test takers. There is confirmed testing bias laced within the ASWB examination process and this petition will only further restrict access to licensure for Black and Brown folks in the Commonwealth. I do not support this petition! 

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