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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Shepherd University Baccalaureate Social Work Program

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes — updated May 25, 2018

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 program for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below: 4.0.3 The program uses Form AS 4(B) 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.

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 90% 96%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 90% 98%
Competency 3: Advanced Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 90% 98%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 90% 96%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 90% 96%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities 90% 100%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 96%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 96.3%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 96%