BSW Learning Outcomes Assessment
All social work degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education measure and report student learning of social work competencies in compliance with accreditation requirements. All social workers are expected to master these competencies during their professional training. Individual schools set a measurement benchmark for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.
The BSW program at the University of Georgia utilizes the following two measures in its assessment protocol: 1) the Field Instructor Evaluation of Student as the Dimension Measure of Real or Simulated Practice, and 2) The BSW Capstone Instructor Evaluation as the Dimension measure, capturing the four dimensions of knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive and affective processes. An outcome benchmark of 85% was set by the BSW Program for each competency, whereby 85% of students attained a rating of 3 or higher on each item captured by these two measures. An outcome score at or above this 85% benchmark is considered by the BSW program to reflect attainment of the competency. Please see Form AS4 (B) for the BSW learning outcomes assessment data for the 2017-2018 in the Assessment of BSW Student Learning Outcomes for 2017-2018.