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Accreditation - Student Outcomes

  • LAST COMPLETED ON 5/25/17

    Form AS4 (B) Duplicate and expand as needed. Provide table(s) to support self -study narrative addressing the accreditation standards below.

    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 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.

    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.

    Student Outcomes

    COMPETENCY

    COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

    PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

    Identify as a Professional Social Worker 90% 98.3%
    Apply Ethical Principles 90% 96.7%
    Apply Critical Thinking 90% 91.6% 
    Engage Diversity in Practice 90%
    92.5%
    Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice 90%
    91.7% 
    Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 90%
    95% 
    Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 90%  95% 
    Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 90%
    87.5%
    Respond to Practice Contexts 90%
    92.5% 
    Practice Engagement, Assess, intervene to evaluate with all systems levels 90%
    95% 


    Rating Scale for Student Field Education Experience


    5 The student demonstrated excellence or mastered this competency area for a senior level placement in generalist practice
    4 Student demonstrated the expected competency in this area for a senior level placement in generalist practice
    3 Student gaining knowledge and some practice experience in meeting the competency expectations for a senior level placement in generalist practice area 
    2 Student has a beginning knowledge level or skill in this competency area related generalist practice for a senior level placement
    1 Student has not demonstrated or met this competency area related to generalist practice


    Rating Scale for Senior Exit Interview

    5 I believe I have mastered this competency area for generalist social work practice
    4 I believe I have acquired the expected competency in this area for a senior level placement in generalist practice
    3 I believed I gained knowledge and some practice in meeting the competency expectations in this generalist practice area
    2 I believe I have a beginning knowledge level or skill in this competency area related generalist practice
    1 I do not believe I have met this competency area related to generalist practice

    Students are required to score 3.5 of 5 in each competency in order to reach the competency goal. 

    The required average to achieve our competency benchmark is 90% in all competencies.