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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 2017

AS 4.0.2 The program provides its most recent year of summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of the identified competencies, specifying the percentage of students achieving program benchmarks for each program option.

AS 4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4(B) and/or Form AS 4(M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes for each program option to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

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.  This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below:

Form AS4(B)

Virginia State University Baccalaureate Social Work Program

Assessment of student learning outcomes
Last completed on August 1, 2017

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
Program Option #1 (identify campus/delivery method) Aggregate of All Program Options
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% On-campus 84%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% On-campus 82%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% On-campus 90%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% On-campus 81%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% On-campus 86%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% On-campus 79%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% On-campus 82%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% On-campus 90%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% On-campus 80%
Any Additional Competency(ies) Developed by the Program
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