Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Form AS4 (B)
Mississippi State University Meridian Campus
BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
LAST COMPLETED ON January 5, 2020

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 program for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

In January of 2020, as part of our ongoing Self-Assessment we reviewed our evaluation data of the 2019 Field Instructors Exit Form J and Exit Competency Exam 2019 for May 2019 Graduates. This table will provide the results from those students who were surveyed. The benchmark is considered by the program to represent basic knowledge and ability to demonstrate that particular competency.

Benchmarks remain at 80% due to both an ongoing review of the 2015 EPAS as well as a review of prior years and benchmark success. (n=18).

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY
BENCHMARK

 

 

Program Option #1

2019 Field Instructors Exit Form J

n=18

Program Option

Exit Competency Exam 2019 Form X

n=18

Aggregate of All Program Options

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80%

92.4%

62.6%

77.5%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80%

94.8%

66.7%

80.7%

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

80%

91.7%

65.4%

78.5%

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

80%

96.6%

36.0%

66.3%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80%

100.0%

42.8%

71.4%

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

80%

95.0%

50.8%

72.9%

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

80%

95.0%

60.0%

77.5%

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

80%

96.0%

53.4%

74.7%

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

80%

94.7%

45.2%

69.9%