BASW Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

            MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

                           ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

                                       LAST COMPLETED IN SPRING 2020

Form AS4 (B) A form required for Reaffirmation, Candidacy, and ongoing compliance per AS 4.0.3.


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

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 program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation (COA) are required to measure and report student learning outcomes. 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 (EPAS) and any additional competencies programs may choose to add. These holistic competencies reflect the dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes) of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their pfofessional training.

Programs determine a percentage-based benchmark for each competency and determine an outcome-measure benchmark (minimum score) for each measure. The competency benchmark (which can differ for each competency) represents the minimum percent of students the program expects to have achieved the outcome measure benchmarks in both/all measures for each of the nine competencies. The program then determines the percentage of students that attained each outcome measure (e.g., minimum score or higher), and aggregates the percentages for both/all measures together to obtain the percentage of students demonstrating competence inclusive of two (2) or more measures. The result of aggregating both/all outcome measure percentages provides the percentage of students achieving the competency benchmark. An aggregated percentage at or above the competency benchmark is considered achievement of that competency. If the program has more than one program option, the program must report data for each program option, and also an aggregate of all program options combined to determine an overall percentage of students across all program options achieving the competency benchmark.

Posting Form AS 4 for Ongoing Compliance with AS 4.0.3

Per the requirement of CSWE COA’s recognizing body, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and accreditation standard 4.0.3, programs must post this form publicly on its website and routinely up-date (minimally every 2 years) its findings.  Upon request, programs must provide CSWE with the weblink to the published form on the program’s website where it is accessible to the public. Data presented on the form must be collected within 2 years of today’s date at all times.

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: SWEAP Competency Exam

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge

When/where students are assessed:

May 2020/ online during last semester of program

Who assessed student competence:

SSW program

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

50%

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: FIELD INSTRUCTOR EVALUATION FORM

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, values, skills, cognitive and affective processes

When/where students are assessed:

May 2020/in field setting

Who assessed student competence:

Field Instructor

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

3 (acceptable)

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80%

 

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM SUMMARY ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES - 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

COMPETENCY 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

   

Aggregate

of All Program Options


n = 41

Program Option #1

(in-person)

 

n = 41

Program Option #2

(degree completion)

 

n = 0

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

87.5%

 

(79 + 96 / 2)

 

 

  

87.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

 (Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

93.0%

 

 

 

(89 + 97 / 2)

 

 

93.0%

 

 

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

 (Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

86.2%

(76 + 96.3 / 2)

 

 

 

 

 86.2%

 

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

75.4%

(55 + 95.8 / 2)

 

 

 

 

 75.4%

 

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

71%

(47 + 95 / 2)

 

 

 

 

 71%

 

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

76%

(55 + 96.9 / 2)

 

 

 

 

 76%

 

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

91.9%

(87 + 96.8 / 2)

 

 

 

 

 91.9%

 

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

(Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

90.2%

(84 + 96.4 / 2)

 

 

 

 

 90.2%

 

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

 (Percent of all students, inclusive of all program options, who demonstrated competence)

 

84.6%

(71 + 98.1 / 2)

 

 

 

  

84.6%