Program Assessment

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Radford University Programs Academic Year 2019-2020

Completed on October 26, 2020

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK, BSW Program

 

 

Aggregate of all program options BSW

BSW Radford (N=23)

BSW Roanoke (N=22)
1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

80%

100%

100%

100%
2. Engage diversity and difference in practice

80%

100%

100%

100%
3. Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice

80%

98.7%

97.5%

100%
4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice 

80%

98.7%

97.5%

100%
5. Engage in policy practice

80%

98.7%

97.5%

100%
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities 

80%

97.5%

99%

96%
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities 

80%

100%

100%

100%
8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

80%

96.5%

99%

94%
9. Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

80%

95.1%

98.5%

91.5%
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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Radford University Programs Academic Year 2019-2020 (MSW)

Completed on October 26, 2020

COMPETENCY

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK

PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK, MSW Program

 

 

Aggregate of all program options MSW

MSW Radford (N=32)

MSW Roanoke (N=17)
1. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

80%

99.2%

99.5%

98.5%
2. Engage diversity and difference in practice

80%

98.7%

98%

100%
3. Advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice

80%

95.4%

92.9%

100%
4. Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice

80%

98.3%

99%

97%
5. Engage in policy practice

80%

95.3%

92.8%

100%
6. Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

80%

99.2%

99.5%

98.5%
7. Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

80%

99.8%

99.75%

100%

8. Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

 

80%

97.7%

98%

97%
9. Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

80%

99.5%

100%

98.5%

 

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Council on Social Work Education - Form AS 4(B) - 2020 - 2021 

Radford University Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Summary of the BSW Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice

Assessment Measure #1: Integrative Assignment for Social Work Capstone

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge; Values; Skills; Cognitive Processes

When/where students are assessed:

SOWK 490: Social Work Capstone

Who assessed student competence:

Professor teaching SOWK 490

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

Score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale

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

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Final Field Evaluation for SOWK 489

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge; Values; Skills; Cognitive/ Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

SOWK 489: Social Work Field Education

Who assessed student competence:

Field Instructor

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

Score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale

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

80%

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BSW Program Assessment Data Collected during the 2020-21 Academic Year

Competency

Competency Benchmark (%)

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

 

 

Aggregate of Students from Both Program Options
(Weighted Average)

n = 39
Radford
n = 29

(74% of Aggregate)
Roanoke
n = 10

(26% of Aggregate)

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

 

.74*93% + .26*100% =
68.8% + 26% = 94.8%
93% + 93% =
186% / 2 = 93%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80%

74*87.5% + .26*95% =
64.8% + 24.7% = 89.5%
89% + 86% =
175% / 2 = 87.5%
100% + 90% =
190% / 2 = 95%

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

80%

.74*91.5% + .26*100% =
67.7% + 26% = 93.7%
86% + 97% =
183% / 2 = 91.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

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

80%

.74*89% + .26*100% =
65.9% + 26% = 91.9%
89% + 89% =
178% / 2 = 89%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80%

.74*91.5% + .26*100% =
67.7% + 26% = 93.7%
86% + 97% =
183% / 2 = 91.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

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

80%

.74*95% + .26*90% =
70.3% + 23.4% = 93.7%
93% + 97% =
190% / 2 = 95%
90% + 90% =
180% / 2 = 90%

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

80%

.74*92.5% + .26*100% =
68.5% + 26% = 94.5%
89% + 96% =
185% / 2 = 92.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

.74*91.5% + .26*100% =
67.7% + 26% = 93.7%
86% + 97% =
183% / 2 = 91.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

.74*93% + .26*100% =
68.8% + 26% = 94.8%
89% + 97% =
186% / 2 = 93%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%
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Council on Social Work Education - Form AS 4(M) - 2020 - 2021

Radford University MSW Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist Practice

Assessment Measure #1: Course-Embedded Measures

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge; Skills; Values; Cognitive/ Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

First-semester courses
SOWK 631 (Social Work Practice I: Foundations; SOWK 611 (Social Welfare Policy I: Policy Is Practice); SOWK 621 (Research I: Basic Research Methodology)

Second-semester courses
SOWK 602 (Human Behavior in the Social Environment II); SOWK 632 (Social Work Practice II: Groups); SOWK 642 (Foundation Practicum and Seminar)

Who assessed student competence:

Instructor of courses identified above

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

Score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale

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

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Final Field Evaluation for SOWK 642

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge; Skills; Values; Cognitive/ Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

End of Generalist (foundation) field placement, SOWK 642: Foundation Practicum and Seminar II

Who assessed student competence:

Field Instructor

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

Score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale

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

80%

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Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Specialized Practice

Area of Specialized Practice #1: Clinical Social Work

Assessment Measure #1: Comprehensive Exam Rating Sheet

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge; Skills; Values; Cognitive/ Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

SOWK 785: Integrative Seminar, taken in the last semester of the MSW program

Who assessed student competence:

Instructor of SOWK 785 plus two additional raters of the Comprehensive Exam/Poster Session

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

Score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale

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

80%

Assessment Measure #2: Final Field Evaluation for SOWK 792

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge; Skills; Values; Cognitive/ Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

End of Specialized (concentration) field placement, SOWK 792: Concentration Practicum and Seminar II

Who assessed student competence:

Field Instructor

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

Score of 4 or higher on a 5-point scale

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

80%

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MSW Assessment Data collected during the 2020-21 Academic Year Program Option #1: Radford

Option #1: Radford

Competency

Competency Benchmark (%)

Generalist

Competency Benchmark (%)

Clinical Social Work

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

 

      Generalist Practice
n = 36

(75% of Aggregate)
Specialized Practice: Clinical Social Work
n = 35

(65% of Aggregate)

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80%

80%

100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%
96% + 100% =
196% / 2 = 98%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80%

80%

100% + 91% =
191% / 2 = 95.5%
100% + 99% =
199% / 2 = 99.5%

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

80%

80%

88% + 100% =
188% / 2 = 94%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

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

80%

80%

N/A* + 100% =
100%
99% + 100% =
199% / 2 = 99.5%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80%

80%

88% + 91% =
179% / 2 = 89.5%
100% + 99% =
199% / 2 = 99.5%

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

80%

80%

100% + 97% =
197% / 2 = 98.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

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

80%

80%

100% + 97% =
197% / 2 = 98.5%
100% + 99% =
199% / 2 = 99.5%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100% + 97% =
197% / 2 = 98.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100% + 97% =
197% / 2 = 98.5%
100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%

*Data for this measure are not available because the adjunct teaching that course did not report the data, even after being reminded.

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MSW Assessment Data collected during the 2020-21 Academic Year

Program Option #2: Roanoke

Competency

Competency Benchmark (%)

Generalist

Competency Benchmark (%)

Clinical Social Work

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

 

      Generalist Practice
n = 12

(25% of Aggregate)
Specialized Practice: Clinical Social Work
n = 19

(35% of Aggregate)

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80%

80%

100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%
79% + 100% =
179% / 2 = 89.5%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80%

80%

N/A* + 100% =
100%
63% + 100% =
163% / 2 = 81.5%

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

80%

80%

88% + 96% =
184% / 2 = 92%
58% + 100% =
158% / 2 = 79%

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

80%

80%

N/A* + 100% =
100%
47% + 100% =
147% / 2 = 73.5%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80%

80%

N/A* + 100% =
100%
68% + 94% =
162% / 2 = 81%

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

80%

80%

100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%
53% + 100% =
153% / 2 = 76.5%

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

80%

80%

100% + 100% =
200% / 2 = 100%
74% + 97% =
171% / 2 = 85.5%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100% + 96% =
196% / 2 = 98%
53% + 100% =
153% / 2 = 76.5%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100% + 96% =
196% / 2 = 98%
37% + 97% =
134% / 2 = 67%

*Data for this measure are not available because we did not admit a cohort to our Roanoke program in Fall 2020.

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Overall Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

(Aggregate Findings for All Students from Both Program Options Combined)

MSW Assessment Data Collected during the 2020-21 Academic Year

Competency

Competency Benchmark (%)

Generalist

Competency Benchmark(%)

Clinical Social Work

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

 

      Generalist Practice
n = 48
Specialized Practice: Clinical Social Work
n = 54

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80%

80%

.75*100% + .25*100% =
75% + 25% = 100%
.65*98% + .35*89.5% =
63.7% + 31.3% = 95%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80%

80%

.75*95.5% + .25*100% =
71.6% + 25% = 96.6%
.65*99.5% + .35*81.5% =
64.7% + 28.5% = 93.2%

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

80%

80%

.75*94% + .25*92% =
70.5% + 23% = 93.5%
.65*100% + .35*79% =
65% + 27.7% = 92.7%

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

80%

80%

.75*100% + .25*100% =
75% + 25% = 100%
.65*99.5% + .35*73.5% =
64.7% + 25.7% = 90.4%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80%

80%

.75*89.5% + .25*100% =
67.1% + 25% = 92.1%
.65*99.5% + .35*81% =
64.7% + 28.4% = 93%

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

80%

80%

.75*98.5% + .25*100% =
73.9% + 25% = 98.9%
.65*100% + .35*76.5% =
65% + 26.8% = 91.8%

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

80%

80%

.75*98.5% + .25*100% =
73.9% + 25% = 98.9%
.65*99.5% + .35*85.5% =
64.7% + 29.9% = 94.6%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

.75*98.5% + .25*98% =
73.9% + 24.5% = 98.4%
.65*100% + .35*76.5% =
65% + 26.8% = 91.8%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

.75*98.5% + .25*98% =
73.9% + 24.5% = 98.4%
.65*100% + .35*67% =
65% + 23.5% = 88.5%