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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 July 2014

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
 Class of 2014 Graduates (N=76)
Identify as a Professional Social Worker

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Five field performance items: 98.7%-100% (N=73-76)

Three self-assessment items: 91.5% - 98.4% (N=59-62)

Apply Ethical Principles

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Three field performance items: 100% (N=74-75)

Three self-assessment items: 96.8%-100% (N=61-63)

Apply Critical Thinking

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Three field performance items: 98.7%-100% (N=75-76)

One self-assessment item: 100% (N=62)

Engage Diversity in Practice

Course assignment grades benchmark at 3.0 (grade of B)

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance is at a typical level)

Five field performance items: 98.7%-100% (N=74-76)

One self-assessment item: 95.2% (N=63)

Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Four field performance items: 100% (N=71-76)

Engage Research Informed Practice / Practice Informed Research

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Two field performance items: 95.8%-97.2% (N=73)

Four self-assessment items: 79.0%-93.7% (N=60-63)

Apply Human Behavior Knowledge

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Three field performance items: 96.0%-98.6% (N=71-73)

Two self-assessment items: 87.1% & 93.3% (N=62 & 60)

Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Five field performance items: 94.1%-100% (N=68-75)

Two self-assessment items: 85.5% & 96.8% (N=62 & 63)

Respond to Practice Contexts

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Five field performance items: 97.1%-100% (N=68-75)

One self-assessment item: 100% (N=61)

Practice Engagement

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Four field performance items: 97.1%-100% (N=68-76)

Practice Assessment

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Four field performance items: 98.6%-100% (N=70-75)

One self-assessment item: 100% (N=62)

Practice Intervention

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Six field performance items: 97.4%-100% (N=66-76)

Two self-assessment items: 90.3% & 100%(N=62 & 61)

Practice Evaluation

Field evaluation: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Self assessment: Level 3 (student’s performance meets expectations for entry-level BSW work)

Three field performance items: 96.8%-98.6% (N=62-69)

One self-assessment item: 98.4% (N=61)

Page last updated: September 4, 2014