COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION  FORM AS 4(M)
University of Kentucky MASTER of 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 SelfStudy & Candidacy Benchmark
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 updates (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 percentagebased benchmark for each competency and determine an outcomemeasure 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 update (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 competencybased assessment plan. Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number measures included in the data presented.
Assessment Measure #1: Final Field Evaluation  
Competency(ies) assessed:  Competencies 1  9 
Dimension(s) assessed:  Knowledge, Values, Skills, and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed:  Final semester of MSW program 
Who assessed student competence:  Program director and faculty 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 19:  Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 19:  70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) in each of the competencies 
Assessment Measure #2: Competency Based Comprehensive Exam  
Competency(ies) assessed:  Competencies 1  9 
Dimension(s) assessed:  Knowledge, Values, Skills, and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed:  Final semester of MSW program 
Who assessed student competence:  Program director and faculty 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 19:  Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 19:  Students must score 70% or above to complete the program 
Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan  Specialized Practice: UK has no specialization areas of practice
Directions for completing 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 programdeveloped competencies. However, beyond these formatting alternations, the program may not alter the content of this form.
Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year: 20212022
Program Options  hybrid, online, and the Army MSW at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio
No Specialized Areas of Practice
COMPETENCY  COMPETENCY BENCHMARK  COMPETENCY BENCHMARK  PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK  
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation  Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam  Generalist Practice n = 328  Hybrid n = 42  Online n = 262  Army MSW n = 24  
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior  70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation  Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam  M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99.5% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 83  M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 84  M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 84  M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 82 
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice  70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation  Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam  M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 88  M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 83  M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 80  M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 100 
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice  70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation  Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam  M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 90  M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 92 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 91 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 87 
Competency 4: Engage in Practiceinformed Research and Researchinformed Practice 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 85 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 87 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 81 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 86 
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
M1: 95% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 98% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 85 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 80 
M1: 93% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 96% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 82 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 92 
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 79 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 84 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 80 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 73 
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 86 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 84 
M1: 98% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 81 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 93 
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 79 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 77 
M1: 98% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 75 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 85 
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
M1: 99% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 83 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 82 
M1: 98% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 81 
M1: 100% of students scored a 3+ on field eval + M2: 100% of students scored 70% or above on competency exam = 99% of students met competency Competency Exam avg = 87 
OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
(Aggregate Findings for All Students from All Program Options Combined)
Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year: 20212022

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK 
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK 
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK 

Program: Advanced Generalist Practice n = 328 

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 4: Engage In Practiceinformed Research and Researchinformed Practice 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
98% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 
70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above on field evaluation 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% of MSW students met the program benchmarks for this competency 