COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION – FORM AS 4(B)
UNIVERSITY OF PIKEVILLE BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM 
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

Form AS 4(B): 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 COA 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 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.  

Assessment Measure #1: Field Education Evaluation
Dimension(s) assessed:Knowledge; Values; Skills; Cognitive & Affective Processes
When/where students are assessed:Midterm and final (upon completion of practicum hours)
Who assessed student competence:Field Instructors/On-site Task Supervisors
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: Mean score of 3 of 4 on each behavior at Final Evaluation
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: Comprehensive Case Study (CCS)
Dimension(s) assessed:
When/where students are assessed:Case Study Due on Final Exam Date of SW 495 – Capstone Course
Who assessed student competence:Instructor of SW 495 Senior Seminar Course
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:
Competency 1
I. Case PresentationMean score of 3 of 5
II. Micro-level case analysisMean score of 6 of 10
VI. APA Style: 1Mean score of 3 of 5
VI. APA Style: 2-4Mean score of 2 of 4
VII. Grammar and Mechanics: 1-6Mean Score of 1 of 2
VII. Grammar and Mechanics: 7Mean score of 2 of 3
Competency 2
V. Diversity and Difference in PracticeMean score of 4 of 5
Competency 3
III. Macro Level Case Analysis
4. Macro Problem Solving/Planned Change Process
Mean score of 5 of 10
Competency 4
IV. Case Related Research Analysis
1. Introduction & Research Question/Hypothesis
Mean Score of 3 of 5
IV. Case Related Research Analysis
2. Literature Review
Mean Score of 3 of 5
IV. Case Related Research Analysis
3. Research Methodology
Mean Score of 3 of 5
IV. Case Related Research Analysis
4. Methods
Mean score of 5 of 10
IV. Case Related Research Analysis
5. Limitations & Study Implications
Mean Score of 3 of 5
Competency 5
III. Macro Level Case Analysis
1. Social Policy History
Mean score of 3 of 5
III. Macro Level Case Analysis
3. Social Policy Analysis
Mean score of 5 of 10
III. Macro Level Case Analysis
4. Macro Problem Solving/Planned Change Process
Mean score of 5 of 10
Competency 6
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
2. Application of the planned-change process: Engagement Phase
Mean score of 1 of 2
Competency 7
I. Case Presentation
2. Micro Case Assessment
Mean score of 5 of 10
I. Case Presentation
3. Macro Case Information
Mean score of 2.5 of 5
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
1. Theoretical Orientation
Mean score of 5 of 10
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
2. Application of the Planned-Change process – Assessment Phase
Mean score of 1 of 2
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
2. Application of the Planned-Change process – Planning Phase
Mean score of 1 of 2
Competency 8
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
1. Theoretical Orientation
Mean score of 5 of 10
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
2. Application of the Planned-Change process – Planning Phase
Mean score of 1 of 2
Competency 9
II. Micro Level Case Analysis
2. Application of the Planned-Change process – Implementation and Evaluation Phase
Mean score of 1 of 2
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:80%


Form AS 4

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

COMPETENCYCOMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
Aggregate
of All Program Options

n = 8
Program Option #1
(University of Pikeville/On-Campus)

n = 8
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior80%92%92%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice80%84%84%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice80%88%88%
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice80%81%81%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice80%82%82%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities80%97%97%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities80%92%92%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities80%86%86%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities80%91%91%

Updated 3.10.20
Form AS 4(B)