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BSW Program Assessment

Based on the results from our Assessment of Student Learning (2012) Rhode Island College BSW students:

  • Identify as professional social workers
  • Apply ethical principles to social work practice
  • Think critically about their practice
  • Understand and engage diversity in social work practice
  • Advance human rights, social and economic justice
  • Apply their knowledge of human behavior
  • Engage in research informed practice
  • Use engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills in their practice

Assessment Of Student Learning Outcomes

Last Completed On August 2012

This table is used to assist the Council on Social Work Education's Commission On Accreditation in the evaluation of the program's compliance with the accreditation standards below:

  • 4.0.2 The program provides summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark.
  • 4.0.4 The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or AS 4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

CompetencyCompetency BenchmarkPercentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
N=51 (field evaluations) & 42 (Self-efficacy Scale- SES)
Identify as a Professional Social Worker

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations, or excelling

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all 6 items
SES >80 - 2 items:
95.2% on both
Apply Ethical Principles

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all three items
SES >80 – 2 items:
90.5% & 85.7%
Apply Critical Thinking

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all 3 items
SES >80 - 1 item:
95.2%
Engage Diversity in Practice

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all 5 items
No SES items
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all 4 items
No SES items
Engage Research Informed Practice / Practice Informed Research

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on both items
SES: >80 - 6 items:
95.2% on 2 items,
92.9%, 87.1%, 83.3% & 88.1%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all four items
SES >80 - 2 items:
87.8% & 83.3%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on four items
98% on one item
SES > 80 – 3 items:
100%, 92.9% & 65.0%
Respond to Practice Contexts

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all 5 items
No SES items
Passing grade on class assignment=100%
Practice Engagement

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on both items
SES>80 – one item:
97.6%
Practice Assessment

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on both items
SES>80 – 2 items:
83.3% & 81.0%
Practice Intervention

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on all six items
SES >80 – 5 items:
97.6%, 85.7%, 83.3%, 90.5%, 85.7%
Practice Evaluation

Graduating seniors' final Field evaluation ratings of meeting or exceeding expectations

Graduating seniors' final self assessment ratings of 80 or higher on 100-point scale

100% on two items
98% on one item
No SES items

Page last updated: August 6, 2013