Researchers examine social work exam with AI

Examination Issues, Technology,

Researchers in Michigan have used a "computer-generated model scanning massive online datasets of texts, books, articles, and webpages" to take the social worker licensure exam and concluded that the AI-generated answers "that would have been marked incorrect on the exams instead represented a safer and more ethical response — raising fundamental questions about the validity of the test that serves as the gateway to the country’s frontline social service jobs." Researchers found that some correct answers per the answer key relied on outdated concepts with little evidence and that the multiple-choice format does not allow for nuanced and informed approaches to delicate and high-stakes situations as faced in social work practice.

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