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BSW Program Assessment

Based on the results from our Assessment of Student Learning (2017) Rhode Island College BSW students:

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Understand and engage diversity in social work practice
  • Advance human rights, social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Engage in policy practice
  • Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research
  • Use engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation skills in their practice

 

RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

LAST COMPLETED: JULY 2017

 

This table assists the Council on Social Work Education's Commission On Accreditation evaluate the BSW 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 updates (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 work students are expected to gain during their professional training. The social work program sets a measurement benchmark for each competency.  The program considers an assessment score at or above that benchmark to represent mastery of that particular competency.  At our school, the benchmark for field evaluation, one measure of competency, is set at "performance is at a typical level" (level 3) and for other indicators of competency, the benchmark is set at 80%.

 

Competency

 

Competency BenchmarkPercentage of Students Achieving Competency

Competency 1:

Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

80%90%

Competency 2:

Engage diversity and difference in practice

 

80%91%

Competency 3:

Advance human rights and social, economic and environmental justice

80%90%

Competency 4:

Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice

80%88%

Competency 5:

Engage in policy practice

80%90%

Competency 6:

Engagement with individuals, families, groups, organizations & communities

80%89%

Competency 7:

Assessment of individuals, families, groups, organizations & communities

80%92%

Competency 8:

Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations & communities

 

80%91%

Competency 9:

Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations & communities

 

80%89%

 


Page last updated: February 02, 2018