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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

LAST COMPLETED: August 26, 2019

Form AS4 (B)

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.

Table: Competency Assessment Results – BSW

Compilation of Survey Results

Fall 2017 – Spring 2019

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

Student Exit Survey

(“Exit Survey”)

Field Instructor Survey

(“Final Field Internship Evaluation”)

%

N=53

% Achieving Benchmark

N=53

% Achieving Benchmark

Identify as a Professional Social Worker

70%

53/53

100%

53/53

100%

Apply Ethical Principles

70%

52/53

98.1%

53/53

100%

Apply Critical Thinking

70%

53/53

100%

49/53

92.4%

Engage Diversity in Practice

70%

53/53

100%

50/53

94.3%

Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

70%

52/53

98.1%

50/53

94.3%

Engage Research Informed Practice/ Practice Informed Research

70%

48/53

90.5%

48/53

90.5%

Apply Human Behavior Knowledge

70%

53/53

100%

50/53

94.3%

Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

70%

49/53

92.4%

48/53

90.5%

Respond to Practice Contexts

70%

52/53

98.1%

51/53

96.2%

Practice Engagement

70%

53/53

100%

53/53

100%

Practice Assessment

70%

53/53

100%

53/53

100%

Practice Intervention

70%

53/53

100%

53/53

100%

Practice Evaluation

70%

53/53

100%

53/53

100%