Wikipedia:WikiProject Social Work/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Social Work WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about Social Work. The article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Social Work}} project banner. Filling in a rating in the class parameter of the {{WikiProject Social Work}} template on the talk page of an article causes the name of that article to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Social work articles by quality, which can then be seen in the #Current status section below.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get an article rated?
Do it yourself or list it in the section for assessment requests below.
On what basis are assessments made?
We have not established project-specific criteria for article quality, so we use the scale at Template:Grading scheme. Our guidelines for importance are below. See also Template:WikiProject Social Work/doc.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Social Work WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
Change it or discuss it in the article talk page.
Where are articles needing assessment?
At Category:Unassessed Social work articles and in the #Requesting an assessment section below.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, it is a rough approximation of how important it is for this project to produce a high quality article on the topic. Importance ratings are a combination of several factors:

  1. What is the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic? Page view counts are very helpful in approximating this. This criterion should be used in conjunction with the other criteria; articles that are very frequently viewed but only tangentially related to social work should be given a low importance rating.
  2. What is the significance of the topic for the history and practice of social work? Topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience, but have been significant in changing social work practice in other parts of the world, should be highly rated.
  3. What is the significance of the topic for popular perceptions of social work? Articles such as Welfare queen or the Death of Baby P may have had minimal impact on the practice of social work, but are significant in shaping public perceptions of social work, and should be highly rated.
Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information.
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.

Biographies and articles on organizations belong here only if their subject has been instrumental in shaping the social work profession.

Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas.

Biographies and articles on organizations belong here if their subject significantly contributed to changing the delivery of social work activities in a significant geographical area.

Low {{Low-Class}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia.

The vast majority of biographies and articles on organizations belong here.

None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new quality rating for it, please feel free to list it below. Note: This is only to rate the article on quality – you may or may not get feedback on the article. If you desire a review, use the peer review process. If you assess an article, please remove it so that other editors will not waste time reviewing the same articles. Thanks!

Articles submitted here will not be rated above 'B'; see Wikipedia:Good articles and Wikipedia:Featured articles for higher assessments.

Edit this section and place request here:

Current status[edit]

  • 0.4% List-Class
  • 24.1% Stub-Class
  • 40.4% Start-Class
  • 23.8% C-Class
  • 5.6% B-Class
  • 0.6% GA-Class
  • 0.1% FA-Class
  • 5.1% remaining
The following table is convenient for determining priority articles and overall project coverage, but is maintained by the WP_1.0_bot, which is poorly maintained and updates the table only unreliably. Articles by Quality and Importance The following are updated nearly immediately.
Social work
Importance Refresh
 Top   High   Mid   Low  ???  Total
Quality  FA 0 0 0 0 0 1
 A 0 0 0 0 0 0
 GA 0 0 0 0 0 6
B 0 0 0 0 0 59
C 0 0 0 0 0 253
Start 0 0 0 0 0 429
Stub 0 0 0 0 0 256
 FL 0 0 0 0 0 0
List 0 0 0 0 0 4
??? 0 0 0 0 0 54
Total 11 80 162 522 303 775

Importance scale[edit]

 Top  High  Mid  Low  NA  ??? Total
 11  80  162  522  359 303  1,437 

Quality scale[edit]

 FA A GABCStartStub FLListNA???Total

For another approach to creating this table, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Basic Income/Stats.

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically; please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading or raising an article more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

February 9, 2023[edit]




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February 7, 2023[edit]


February 5, 2023[edit]



February 4, 2023[edit]


  • Monique Holsey-Hyman (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to C-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)



February 3, 2023[edit]