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 Accreditation Assessment Data

 DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

LAST COMPLETED ON August, 2012

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.  

 

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

 

 

Identify as a Professional Social Worker

80%

85%

Apply Ethical Principles

80%

90%

Apply Critical Thinking

80%

86%

Engage Diversity in Practice

80%

90%

Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

80%

89%

Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research

80%

88%

Apply Human Behavior Knowledge

80%

90%

Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

80%

86%

Respond to Practice Contexts

80%

90%

Practice Engagement

80%

90%

Practice Assessment

80%

86%

Practice Intervention

80%

92%

Practice Evaluation

80%

90%

 

The Social Work Department at Delta State University maintains records of assessment that are stored in the Chairs office for review. The Chair compiles the reports for review at the Assessment Meetings. Faculty are asked to provide grades for assignments that are designated for each practice behavior from the courses that each faculty member teaches.  These numbers are combined with numbers from the BEAP instruments and the mean is established for each practice behavior and then competency. The number of students achieving these results is also recorded. The tables below indicate the summary data for each competency for the Academic Year 2011-2012.

Summary Data by Competency

Competency 1:  Identify as a Professional Social Worker and Conduct Oneself Accordingly

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Advocate for client

5.0

20%

Personal reflection

4.0

15%

Professional roles

4.5

20%

Professional demeanor

4.5

20%

Career long learning

4.5

10%

Supervision/consultation

4.5

15%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.52

85%

           

 

Competency 2:  Apply Social Work Ethical Principles to Guide Professional Practice

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Recognize  values

5.0

25%

Tolerate ambiguity

4.5

25%

Resolve ethical conflicts

4.0

25%

Ethical reasoning

4.0

25%

 

Results for Competency:

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.38

90%

           

 

 

Competency 3:  Apply Critical Thinking to Inform and Communicate Professional Judgment

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Distinguish knowledge

3.5

30%

Analyze assessment

4.0

30%

Effective communication

3.5

40%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

3.65

86%

           

  

Competency 4:  Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Recognize oppression

4.5

30%

Gain self-awareness

4.5

30%

Understand differences

5.0

30%

View themselves as learners

4.0

10%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.6

90%

           

  

Competency 5:  Advance Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Understand discrimination

3.93

20%

Advocate for rights

4.5

40%

Advance Justice

4.2

40%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.26

89%

           

  

Competency 6:  Engage in Research-informed Practice and Practice-Informed Research

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Use practice to inform research

3.6

50%

Use research to inform practice 

4.0

50%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

3.8

88%

           

  

Competency 7:  Apply Knowledge of Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Utilize conceptual frameworks

4.2

50%

Knowledge of person and environment

3.75

50%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

3.98

90%

           

 

Competency 8:  Engage in Policy Practice to Advance Well-being and Deliver Effective Services

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Analyze policy

4.25

50%

Collaborate for action

4.25

50%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.25

86%

           

 

Competency 9:  Respond to Contexts that Shape Practice

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Provide relevant services

4.25

50%

Provide leadership

4.25

50%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.25

90%

           

  

Competency 10 a: Engagement

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Prepare for action

4.25

30%

Use empathy

4.5

40%

Develop desirable outcomes

4.25

30%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.33

90%

           

  

Competency 10 b: Assessment

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Client data

4.0

25%

Assess client strengths and limitations

4.0

25%

Develop goals and objectives

4.35

25%

Select intervention strategies

3.75

25%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.2

86%

           

 

Competency 10 c: Intervention

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Initiate actions

4.0

20%

Implement interventions

3.75

20%

Help clients resolve problems

3.75

20%

Negotiate, mediate, advocate for clients

4.25

20%

Facilitate transitions and endings

4.25

20%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.0

92%

           

 

Competency 10 d: Evaluation

Competency

Benchmark

Practice Behavior

Mean for Practice

Behavior Measures

Percent Contribution to Benchmark

Mean of

4.0

Critically evaluate interventions

4.0

100%

 

Results for Competency

Mean Score

Percent of Students Achieving Competency

4.25

90%

           

 

 

 

 

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