Instrument Use

SWEAP’s Field Instrument (FPPAI) and our Curriculum Instrument (FCAI) are sufficient to provide a direct measure (FPPAI) and additional measure (FCAI) of multiple dimensions of all EPAS 2015 competencies. The Exit Instrument provides a measure of multiple aspects of the Implicit Curriculum.

Aggregated reports for the FPPAI, FCAI and Exit Instrument are formatted to provide the necessary information for reporting assessment in response to EPAS 2015, and regional accreditors.

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Archive & Outcomes

In 1987, the BPD Outcomes Assessment Instrument was first circulated for BSW Programs to use in evaluating the experiences of their graduates. It was revised in 1990 to incorporate optical scanning technology in the gathering of data. This revised version was used continuously through 1999, and amassed a national database of over 9,000 BSW graduates. This database has been the basis for numerous publications (below)on baccalaureate social work education.

BSW Programs were sent a copy of the BPD Outcomes Instrument, a Use Agreement, and a Facesheet of basic Program information. Scannable sheets were ordered at a nominal cost, and Programs were permitted to duplicate the survey questions themselves. Programs mailed the instrument to graduates who were certified within the previous two years, and collected the scannable sheets which were returned. The Facesheet of basic information on each BSW Program was completed and submitted along with the completed scannable sheets for analysis. Within two weeks, the Program received a full univariate descriptive analysis of their own data compared to the existing overall BPD database at the time of analysis.

Reports From BPD Outcomes

Archived Presentations

Publications

  • Buchan, V. V., Hull, G. H., Pike, C. K., Ray, J., Rodenhiser, R. W., Rogers, J. P., & Smith, M. L. (1999). The Baccalaureate Education Assessment Package: Alumni Survey. Rochester, NY: Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
  • Buchan, V. V., Hull, G. H., Pike, C. K., Ray, J., Rodenhiser, R. W., Rogers, J. P., & Smith, M. L. (1999). The Baccalaureate Education Assessment Package: Employer Survey. Rochester, NY: Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
  • Buchan, V. V., Hull, G. H., Pike, C. K., Ray, J., Rodenhiser, R. W., Rogers, J. P., & Smith, M. L. (1998). The Baccalaureate Education Assessment Package: Entrance Survey. Rochester, NY: Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
  • Buchan, V. V., Hull, G. H., Pike, C. K., Ray, J., Rodenhiser, R. W., Rogers, J. P., & Smith, M. L. (1998). The Baccalaureate Education Assessment Package: Exit Survey. Rochester, NY: Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
  • Pike, C. K. (1996). Development and initial validation of the Social Work Values Inventory. Research on Social Work Practice, 6, 337-352.
  • Rodenhiser, R. W., & Buchan, V. (1996, Jan/Feb). Outcomes Assessment: Collaboration Between Schools of Social Work. Assessment Update, 8(1), 9.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1995). How do BSW`s and MSW`s Differ? Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 1(1), 97-110.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G. H., & Ray, J. (1995). Rural-urban social work comparisons. Human Services in the Rural Environment, 18(3), 4-10.
  • Pike, C. K. (1994). Social Work Values Inventory. Columbia, S. C.: University of South Carolina College of Social Work.
  • Ray, J., Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., & Hull, G. (1994, Fall). A Profile of the Baccalaureate Graduate Who Did Not Pursue Additional Education. In, The BPD Forum: Refereed Papers from the Eleventh Annual BPD Conference. St. Paul, MN: BPD, 75-81.
  • Hull, G. H., Mather, J. H., Christopherson, P. M., & Young, C. M. (1994). Quality assurance in social work education: A comparison of outcome assessments across the continuum. Journal of Social Work Education, 30(3), 388-396.
  • Hull, G. H., & Young, C. M. (1992). Utilizing self-reports and employer evaluation to assess program outcomes. The BPD Forum. 63-79.
  • Hull, G., Ray, J., Rogers, J., & Smith, M. L. (1992). Revised BPD Outcomes Instrument Findings: Initial Report. In, The BPD Forum: Refereed Papers from the Tenth Annual BPD Conference. St. Paul, MN: BPD, 28-41.
  • Hull, G., Ray, J., Rogers, J., & Smith, M. L. (1991). The BPD Outcomes Study: Report of Phase I, In, The BPD Forum: Refereed Papers from the Ninth Annual BPD Conference. St. Paul, MN: BPD, 54-62.
  • Buchan, V. V. (1991). To assess or not to assess is no longer the question: Potential of program monitoring. The Journal of Social Work Education, 27(1), 25-33.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., Jr., & Ray, J. (1990). The Revised BPD Outcomes Instrument. Rochester, NY: Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., Jr., & Ray, J. (1987). The BPD Outcomes Instrument. Rochester, NY: Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.

Non-Refereed (As well as non-published)

  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1997, October). The Revised BPD Outcomes Instrument: A Report of the Data. Presented at the Fifteenth Annual Conference, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1996, October). The Revised BPD Outcomes Instrument: A Report of the Data. Presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Portland, OR.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1995, October). The Revised BPD Outcomes Instrument: A Report of the Data. Presented at the Thirteenth Annual Conference, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Nashville, TN.
  • Ray, J., Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., & Hull, G. (1995). Sexism in the Social Work Profession: A Revisit. Submitted for publication in Affilia.
  • Buchan, V. V., and Rodenhiser R. W. (1994). Outcome Assessment: Potential for technology transfer and collaboration between schools of social work. Unpublished manuscript, Colorado State University and University of North Dakota.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1994, November 14). The Revised BPD Outcomes Instrument: A Report of the Data. Presented at the Twelfth Annual Conference, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ray, J., Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., & Hull, G. (1994). “Graduates Who Did Not Pursue Additional Education”. unpublished manuscript.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1993). The Revised BPD Outcomes Study: Second Report. Paper presented at the Eleventh BPD Annual Program Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Smith, M. L. (1993). “The Revised BPD Outcomes Study: How does the Northeast Region Compare with the Rest of the Country?”. unpublished paper.
  • Rogers, J., Smith, M. L., Hull, G., & Ray, J. (1992). “How do BSW’s and MSW’s Differ?”. unpublished paper.
  • Smith, M. L., Hull, G., Ray, J., & Rogers, J. (1992). “Ethnicity and Employment: Job Experiences of BSW Graduates”. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Hull, G. J., and Hurn, J. J. (1992). Outcome studies in social work education: A critical assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, Kansas City, MO.

picture of the old outcomes survey

 


 


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