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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Radford University Programs

Last completed on October 15, 2018

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated below.

4.0.2 The program provides evidence of ongoing data collection and analysis and discusses how it uses assessment data to affirm and/or make changes in the explicit and implicit curriculum to enhance student performance.

4.0.4 The program appends the summary data for each measure used to assess the attainment of each competency for at least one academic year prior to the submission of the self-study.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes.  Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education.  These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which 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

PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

 

BSW Radford

BSW Roanoke

Aggregate of all program options BSW
1. Identify as a Professional Social Worker

80%

93.16%

94.77%

94.00%
2. Apply Ethical Principles

80%

95.87%

98.37%

97.12%
3. Apply Critical Thinking

80%

90.16%

96.33%

93.25%
4. Engage Diversity inPractice  

80%

92.12%

99.12%

95.62%
5. Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice  

80%

96.83%

98%

97.42%
6. Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research

80%

88.25%

96.5%

92.38%
7. Human Behavior Knowledge

80%

97%

97.25%

97.13%
8. Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

80%

91.75%

98.25%

95.00%
9. Respond to Practice Contexts

80%

96.75%

89.5%

93.13%
10(a). Practice Engagement  

80%

95.5%

95.80%

95.65%
10(b). Practice Assessment

80%

94%

96.25%

95.13%
10(c). Practice Intervention

80%

94.5%

96.5%

95.5%
10(d). Practice Evaluation

80%

77.5%

96.5%

87%

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

 

MSW Radford

MSW Roanoke

Aggregate of all program options MSW
1. Identify as a Professional Social Worker

80%

100%

94.5%

97.25%
2. Apply Ethical Principles

80%

100%

97.5%

98.75%
3. Apply Critical Thinking

80%

96.5%

83%

89.75%
4. Engage Diversity in Practice

80%

99%

91.5%

95.25%
5. Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice

80%

99%

91.5%

95.25%
6. Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research

80%

100%

94.5%

97.25%
7. Human Behavior Knowledge

80%

99.5%

98.75%

97.94%

8. Engage Policy Practice to

Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services

80%

100%

77%

88.50%
9. Respond to Practice Contexts

80%

100%

91.25%

95.63%
10(a). Practice Engagement

80%

95%

91.75%

93.70%
10(b). Practice Assessment

80%

100%

89.33%

94.67%
10(c). Practice Intervention

80%

96.5%

92%

94.25%
10(d). Practice Evaluation

80%

93%

89%

91%