Summary assessment data for the B.S.W. Program

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

2018-2019 PROGRAM DATA

Form AS4 (B) This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below:

4.0.2    The program provides summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark.

4.0.4   The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or AS 4(M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) these postings

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes.  Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training. A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency. 

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice

 All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education and any additional competencies programs may choose to add.  Summarize the program’s competency-based assessment plan.  Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number measures included in the data presented.

 

Assessment Measure #1: (BSW Graduation Portfolio)
Dimension(s) assessed: Skills, Knowledge, Values, Cognitive and Affective Reactions
When/where students are assessed: Spring 2019, Component of SLWK 499: Senior Seminar
Who assessed student competence: BSW Program Committee Members (Faculty and Staff) 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: Rating of 2 or 3 on a 3 point scale
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 80%
Assessment Measure #2: (Senior Field Evaluation)
Dimension(s) assessed: Skills, Knowledge, Values, Cognitive and Affective Reactions
When/where students are assessed: Spring 2019, Component of SLWK 495: Senior Field Instruction II
Who assessed student competence: Faculty & Field Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: Rating of 4 or 5 on a 5 point scale
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 80%

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018- 2019)

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

Aggregate of Students from Face-To-Face Program Option

N= 101

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 89.26%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 92.26%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 87.10%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 81.34%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 84.91%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 93.59%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 86.91%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 86.20%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 81.97%