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VSU Baccalaureate Social Work Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

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.

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


Virginia State University BSW Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes August 2015

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 AS4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) these postings

Field Evaluation Assessment Outcomes

Competency

Competency Benchmark

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

Identify as a Professional Social Worker 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 85%
Apply Ethical Principles 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 91%
Apply Critical Thinking 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 85%
Engage Diversity in Practice 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%

Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice

85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 89%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 85%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 91%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 76%
Respond to Practice Contexts 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 78%
Practice Engagement 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 80%
Practice Assessment 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 80%
Practice Intervention 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 80%

Practice Evaluation

85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 80%

Capstone Case Presentation Assessment Outcomes

Competency

Competency Benchmark

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

Identify as a Professional Social Worker 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
Apply Ethical Principles 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
Apply Critical Thinking 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 91%
Engage Diversity in Practice 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 95%

Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice

85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 95%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 95%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 91%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
Respond to Practice Contexts 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
Practice Engagement 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
Practice Assessment 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
Practice Intervention 85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%

Practice Evaluation

85% Met or exceeded 5 ≤ 93%
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