Evaluating an assessment tool for undergraduate social work education: analysis of the baccalaureate educational assessment package.
Buchan-V; Rodenhiser-R; Smith-M; Rogers-J; Pike-C; Ray-J
J Soc Work Educ 2004 Mar; 40(2):239-253
The Baccalaureate Education Assessment Package (BEAP) was developed to assist undergraduate social work educators with program evaluation. The package consists of 6 instruments for student, graduate, and employer feedback and addresses questions related to program processes and curriculum. The BEAP objectives include assisting baccalaureate social work programs with meeting accreditation assessment standards and providing a national database for comparative purposes. In 2001, approximately 30% of baccalaureate programs nationwide were using the package. A review of assessment literature is provided, and the package is evaluated using a checklist of characteristics of good assessment.
Sociological-factors; Sociology; Education; Educational-resource-centers
Victoria Buchan, School of Social Work, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Journal of Social Work Education
Colorado State University - Fort Collins