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: July 2015

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 Benchmark

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Field evaluations N=87
Self –efficacy N = 83

  
Identify as a Professional Social Worker

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

99%

99%

Apply Ethical Principles

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position.

100%

100%

Apply Critical Thinking

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

99%

99%

Engage Diversity in Practice

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

98%

99%

Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

100%

Engage Research Informed Practice / Practice Informed Research

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

98%

98%

Apply Human Behavior Knowledge

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

98%

98%

Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

99%

98%)

Respond to Practice Contexts

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

99%

98%

Practice Engagement

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

100%

98%

Practice Assessment

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

99%

98%

Practice Intervention

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

99%

98%

Practice Evaluation

Field evaluation: 80% will score 3 out of 5 (performance is at a typical level)

Self-efficacy: 80% of students will score 3 or above indicating that they feel prepared for entry level position

98%

99%

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