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Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
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8/17/22  3:03 pm
Commenter: Alice McGuin, MSW

I do not support

Given the data report released by the ASWB on August 5, 2022 I do not support this move. The ASWB data report proved what many of us in the field suspected.  There are large disparities in pass rates of the clinical and master's level exams across racial groups.

In Virginia specifically, white test takers 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 until this is addressed and corrected, a measure such as this should not even be considered. I do not support this petition! 

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