BSW Curriculum Instrument
The Foundation Curriculum Instrument measures how well a program’s curriculum prepares students with the knowledge necessary for competent professional social work practice. The instrument is an exam, designed to be taken by students as they enter a social work program and again at the time of exit, with the explicit purpose of testing for knowledge gained throughout the program’s curriculum.
The newest version of the Foundation Curriculum Instrument consists of multiple choice questions that evaluate student knowledge (one dimension) across all nine (9) core competency areas of the 2015 EPAS (2008 EPAS instrument still available).
The report for the updated Foundation Curriculum Instrument includes aggregate scale scores for each core competency, with comparisons to the national average. For an additional cost, programs can order reporting of individual students’ scale scores. This is only available for online instruments and not available for paper. The Foundation Curriculum Instrument individualized reports WILL NOT HAVE NAMES. Reports will match students by their student ID number.