Chapter 8

Evaluation of Student Learning

Marion BogoEvaluation of Learning, Marion Bogo takes an in depth look at the meaning of competence and key issues related to assessing student competence in the field.  Evaluation of student performance is crucial for providing feedback that promotes learning and determining student competence for practice.  As well, aggregate data from field evaluations is used as program outcome data indicating the degree to which programs are meeting their goals and objectives.

In chapter 8, Evaluation of Student Learning, Marion Bogo discusses the importance of understanding competence as a concept and the issues related to its assessment in the field. Evaluation of student performance is crucial for providing feedback that promotes learning and assessment of student competence for practice. Aggregate data from field evaluations can be used as outcome data indicating the degree to which students meet competencies and how the program is meeting its mission and goals. Bogo expands the notion of a collaborative partnership by involving experienced field instructors, students, liaisons, and practice faculty in building a school’s competency model. Field directors are charged with training field instructors in understanding how generic competencies and practice behaviors fit with their practice settings, and then understanding how to assess what students are able to do.

In preparing field instructors to provide feedback and summative evaluation to students, field directors must attend to the meaning of each competency and the process of evaluation. The author describes and provides examples of challenges related to student evaluation. Marion Bogo’s ground-breaking contribution to articulating and assessing competence in social work students is reflected in this chapter.




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Note: Cover design and material from Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence
by C.A. Hunter, J. K. Moen, and M. S. Raskin (Eds.), (2014) Chicago: Lyceum.
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