The current version of the SWEAP Curriculum Instrument consists of multiple choice questions that evaluate student knowledge (one dimension) across all nine (9) competency areas of the 2015 EPAS.
An updated instrument, responsive to EPAS 2022, will be made available by Fall 2022.
The report for the SWEAP Curriculum Instrument includes aggregated scale scores for each competency, with comparisons to the national average. The results on the report can be incorporated seamlessly into AS4 reporting to CSWE. Programs seeking individual students’ scale scores need to select the individualized option when ordering instruments.
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***Please Note*** The SWEAP Curriculum Instrument individualized reports are not intended for use as grading tools. Neither students, nor programs, will know which questions any particular student scored correctly or incorrectly, since individual reports are aggregated to the competency level. Additionally, a test bank is used for each instrument ordered. We don’t want students to have incentives to tell each other the questions and the answers they selected and we don’t want programs “teaching to the test” as both scenarios would negate the point of curriculum assessment. The SWEAP Curriculum Instrument was designed for, and is best used for, program assessment, but the individualized scores from pre to post social work program can help students see their own personal growth.