MSW Assessment 2021

COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION - FORM AS 4(M)

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY MASTER’S SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Form AS 4(M) A form required for Reaffirmation, Candidacy, and ongoing compliance per AS 4.0.3.


Submitting Form AS 4 for Reaffirmation Self-Study & Candidacy Benchmarks

This form is used to assist the Commission on Accreditation in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standard below:

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 up-dates (minimally every 2 years) its findings.

All programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA) are required to measure and report student learning outcomes. All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) and any additional competencies programs may choose to add. These holistic competencies reflect the dimensions (knowledge, values, skills, and cognitive & affective processes) of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.

Programs determine a percentage-based benchmark for each competency and determine an outcome-measure benchmark (minimum score) for each measure. The competency benchmark (which can differ for each competency) represents the minimum percent of students the program expects to have achieved the outcome measure benchmarks in both/all measures for each of the nine competencies. The program then determines the percentage of students that attained each outcome measure (e.g., minimum score or higher), and aggregates the percentages for both/all measures together to obtain the percentage of students demonstrating competence inclusive of two (2) or more measures. The result of aggregating both/all outcome measure percentages provides the percentage of students achieving the competency benchmark. An aggregated percentage at or above the competency benchmark is considered achievement of that competency. If the program has more than one program option, the program must report data for each program option, and also an aggregate of all program options combined to determine an overall percentage of students across all program options achieving the competency benchmark.

Posting Form AS 4 for Ongoing Compliance with AS 4.0.3

Per the requirement of CSWE COA’s recognizing body, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and accreditation standard 4.0.3, programs must post this form publicly on its website and routinely up-date (minimally every 2 years) its findings. Upon request, programs must provide CSWE with the weblink to the published form on the program’s website where it is accessible to the public. Data presented on the form must be collected within 2 years of today’s date at all times.

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice

All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education and any additional competencies programs may choose to add. Summarize the program’s competency-based assessment plan. Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number measures included in the data presented.

Assessment Measure #1: Student Learning Contract

Dimension(s) assessed:

Mastery of discipline utilizing assessment of competence in field placement setting.

When/where students are assessed:

Students were assessed in the field placement settings during Spring semester 2020.

Who assessed student competence:

Students were assessed by their respective field instructors and the Master of Social Work program coordinator.

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

70% indicate achievement 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:

75% is the set benchmark for the program for Competencies 1-9.

Assessment Measure #2: Case Study

Dimension(s) assessed:

Students ability to analyze a case utilizing the competencies and knowledge obtained in the MSW program.

When/where students are assessed: Students were assessed in their field seminar course during the Spring semester 2020.

Who assessed student competence:

Students were assessed by the MSW program field coordinator.

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 70% indicate achievement 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: 75% is the set benchmark for the program for Competencies 1-9.

Form AS 4

Indicate the benchmark percentage for each competency. The competency benchmark is the percent of students the program expects to have achieved both/all outcome measure benchmarks. Programs calculate the percentage of students achieving each outcome measure benchmark, then calculate the percentage of students achieving each competency inclusive of two or more measures for each program option. Programs with multiple program options must present data for each program option, and in aggregate inclusive of all program options per competency. Programs may add/delete columns and to accurately reflect the number of program options offered. This is a required form. The assessment data table may be altered to accurately reflect the number of program options offered and additional program-developed competencies. However, beyond these formatting alternations, the program may not alter the content of this form.

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2019-2020)              

Program Option #1: (Mississippi Valley State University main campus/Face-to-Face)

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

 

Generalist Practice n = 11

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

81%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

77%

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

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

77%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 77%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 73%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 77%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 73%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 77%
Rural Competency 10: Utilize appropriate practice interventions within a rural setting 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
Rural Competency 11: Demonstrate knowledge and skills to apply a bio- psychosocial-cultural- spiritual perspective in advanced social work practice with children and families 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
Rural Competency 12: Integrate knowledge of rural values and customs into autonomous social work practice with children and families 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
 

OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

(Aggregate Findings for All Program Options Combined)

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2019-2020)

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

(GENERALIST)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

 

Generalist Practice

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

81%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

77%

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

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

77%

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

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

77%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

73%

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

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

77%

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

75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures

73%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 77%
Rural Competency 10: Utilize appropriate practice interventions within a rural setting 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
Rural Competency 11: Demonstrate knowledge and skills to apply a bio- psychosocial-cultural-spiritual perspective in advanced social work practice with children and families 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%
Rural Competency 12: Integrate knowledge of rural values and customs into autonomous social work practice with children and families 75% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 measures 81%