Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Michigan State University Baccalaureate Social Work Program 

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Single Program Option: East Lansing Campus
Last Completed On 2021-06-09

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | BASW/MSW Generalist Practice

Form AS4 (B) 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 its most recent year of summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of the identified competencies, specifying the percentage of students achieving program benchmarks for each program option.
  • 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 updates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

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 (a minimum of 3 points on both behavioral and overall competency measures) is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

Assessment Measure #1: (BASW/MSW Generalist Learning Evaluation Tool – Behaviors Measure)

Dimension(s) assessed:

Learning domains include: Skill, Knowledge, Values, Cognitive & Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

Students are assessed at the end of each semester a student is in field education.

Who assessed student competence:

Qualified Field Instructors and Faculty Field Liaisons

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

A score of 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5), indicates meeting the benchmark standard for competencies 1 – 9

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

90%

Assessment Measure #2: (BASW/MSW Generalist Learning Evaluation Tool – Overall Competency Measure)

Dimension(s) assessed:

Learning domains include: Overall Skill

When/where students are assessed:

Students are assessed at the end of each semester a student is in field education.

Who assessed student competence:

Qualified Field Instructors and Faculty Field Liaisons

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

A score of 3 (on a scale of 1 to 5), indicates meeting the standard for competencies 1 – 9

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

90%

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2020-2021)

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
Program Option #1
(East Lansing)
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 90 % 98.0 %
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 90 % 100 %
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 90 % 100 %
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 90 % 98.0 %
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 90 % 98.0 %
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90 % 100 %
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90 % 99.0 %
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90 % 98.0 %
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90 % 97.0 %