Praxis II School Social Worker Exam by ETS

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The exam is aimed to design for those individuals who wants to be a school social worker. Two hours will be provided, to complete 100 multiple choice questions. There will be 10 questions pertaining to due process, case law, public education and legislation, 15 questions pertaining to characteristics of student populations, 15 questions pertaining to collaborative and interdisciplinary interactions, 10 questions pertaining to models of school social work, 10 questions pertaining to human development and behavior, 20 questions pertaining to school social work practice, 10 questions pertaining to program development and management and 10 questions pertaining to professional boundaries, social work values and ethics.

  • Due Process, Case Law, Public Education and Legislation: This section will focus on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1990 (PL 101 − 476), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Family Support Act (PL 100 − 485), the School Improvement Act of 1987 (PL 100 − 297) (Hawkins-Stafford ESEA Amendments), the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (PL 100 − 77), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (PL 93 − 380), and due process case law procedures, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal rights of the handicapped, the Education for all Handicapped Children Act (PL 94 − 142), the Education of the Handicapped Amendments of 1986 (Early Intervention Programs for Infants and Toddlers) and policies concerning zero-tolerance, student suspension, explosion and discipline.
  • Characteristics of Student Populations: This section will focus on the mental health, physical health, suicide, divorce, separation from parents, delinquency and, problems with dropouts and under achievers. Questions pertaining to substance abuse, truancy, teenage pregnancy, teen parenting, homeless students, child abuse and neglect, disabled students, various racial and ethnic groups and students who second language is English will also be included in this section.
  • Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Interactions: This section will cover and consulting and collaborating with school personnel, collaboration and coordination with community agencies, interdisciplinary team work and the culture of the educational system.
  • Models of School Social Work: This section will focus on the Clinical Model, the Social Interaction Model, the School Change Model and the School, Community and Pupil Relations Model.
  • Human Development and Behavior: Questions pertaining to Communications Theory, Social Learning Theory, Behavioral Theory, Resiliency Theory, Systems Theory, Learning Theory and human growth and development will be included.
  • School Social Work Practice: Questions pertaining to NASW standards, recordkeeping, case management, family intervention, advocacy, collaboration, and group work will be included in this section of the exam. Your knowledge of education, medication, individual case work, case termination, monitoring, case priorities, intervention, diagnosis and assessment will be tested in this section.
  • Program Development and Management: This section will focus on the evaluation, monitoring, implementation, planning and needs assessment.
  • Professional Boundaries, Social Work Ethics and Values: This section will focus on the NASW Code of Ethics, social work proficiency in professional practice, social work mission, professional boundaries, ethical responsibilities of coworkers, confidentiality, the Buckley amendment, client confidentiality rights and the integrity and personal conduct of a social worker.