Social Work Program Assessment

ST. OLAF COLLEGE BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
LAST COMPLETED ON DECEMBER 9, 2014

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.

 Percentage of Students Meeting Competency Benchmarks – December 9, 2014

 

Competency Percentage Meeting Benchmark
Educational Policy 2.1.1—Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. 94.90%
Educational Policy 2.1.2—Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice. 88.23%
Educational Policy 2.1.3—Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. 91.02%
Educational Policy 2.1.4—Engage diversity and difference in practice. 93.56%
Educational Policy 2.1.5—Advance human rights and social and economic justice. 86.64%
Educational Policy 2.1.6—Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research. 94.05%
Educational Policy 2.1.7—Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. 90.21%
Educational Policy 2.1.8—Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services. 91.77%
Educational Policy 2.1.9—Respond to contexts that shape practice. 91.15%
Educational Policy 2.1.10(a)–(d)—Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. 91.48%
Educational Policy 2.1.10(a)—Engagement Social workers: 91.34%
Educational Policy 2.1.10(b)—Assessment. Social workers: 91.56%
Educational Policy 2.1.10(c)—Intervention. Social workers: 91.08%
Educational Policy 2.1.10(d)—Evaluation. Social workers: 91.56%

 

Percentage of Students Meeting Competency Benchmarks – December 20, 2012

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

   

 

Identify as a Professional Social Worker

2.5

93

Apply Ethical Principles

2.5

79

Apply Critical Thinking

2.5

86

Engage Diversity in Practice

2.5

100

Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

2.5

86

Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research

2.5

100

Apply Human Behavior Knowledge

2.5

100

Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

2.5

86

Respond to Practice Contexts

2.5

86

Practice Engagement

2.5

100

Practice Assessment

2.5

100

Practice Intervention

2.5

100

Practice Evaluation

2.5

100