COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION – FORM AS 4
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY BACHELOR SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Updated 6.28.2021 – Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan  Generalist Practice
Assessment Measure #1: Final Field Evaluation  
Dimension(s) assessed:  Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed:  In the final semester of the practicum 
Who assessed student competence:  Field instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 19:  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 
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) 
Assessment Measure #2: Competency Based Signature Assignments across the BASW Program  
Dimension(s) assessed:  Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed:  Students are assessed in each class, data for each assessment is pulled from a Point In Time assessment of the program (e.g. across cohorts) 
Who assessed student competence:  Faculty Instructor of Record for each course 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 19:  70% of students will score at least a 70% (meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 70% or above on each signature assignment. 
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 70% (meets competency). 
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
LAST COMPLETED: April, 2020
COMPETENCY  COMPETENCY BENCHMARK Measure 1: 70% of students will score at least a 3 (consistently meets competency) with aggregate cohort score of 3 (out of 5) or above; Measure 2: must score 70% or above on identified assignment  PERCENTAGE OF Lexington  STUDENTS ACHIEVING Hazard  BENCHMARK Aggregate 
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  97% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.6 out of 5.  98% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5. 
Ethical Dilemma Decision Making through Ethics Review Panel – SW 470  Lexington (n=26): 88% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=11): 100% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 37): 92% met benchmark.  
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  97% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.6 out of 5.  98% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5. 
Critical reflection paper on the role of diversity, difference, privilege, and oppression in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness –SW 460  Lexington (n=30): 83% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=11): 90% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 41): 85% met benchmark.  
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  100% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.3 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5.  100% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.3 out of 5. 
Advocacy and Leadership Paper – SW 470  Lexington (n=40): 100% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=11): 64% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 51): 92% met benchmark.  
Competency 4: Engage In Practice informed Research and Research informed Practice  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  100% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.3 out of 5.  100% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5. 
Evidence Based Agency Poster – 445  Lexington (n=20): 75% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=11): 100% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 31): 84% met benchmark.  
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  100% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.6 out of 5.  100% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5. 
Policy Analysis Paper – SW 430  Lexington (n=43): 86% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=2): 100% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 45): 87% met benchmark.  
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  97% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.6 out of 5.  98% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.5 out of 5. 
Interview, transcript and process recording – SW 300  Lexington (n=39): 100% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=2): 100% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 41): 100% met benchmark.  
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  100% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5.  100% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5. 
Family Assessment – SW 300  Lexington (n=42): 95% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=2): 100% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 44): 95% met benchmark.  
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  100% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.5 out of 5.  100% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.3 out of 5. 
Macro Change Project – SW 400  Lexington (n=32): 88% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=11): 64% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 43): 81% met benchmark.  
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  Field supervisor final evaluation of real and/or simulated practice experience.  100% (n= 40) met benchmark with average of 4.3 out of 5.  100% (n=11) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5.  100% (N=51) met benchmark with average of 4.3 out of 5. 
Research proposal to include a brief literature review, methodology, expected analysis and findings, and discussion of implications for social work practice – SW 450  Lexington (n=33): 97% met benchmark.  Hazard (n=11): 100% met benchmark.  Program (all sites, N = 44): 98% met benchmark. 
COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION – FORM AS 4
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MASTER SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan  Generalist Practice
Assessment Measure #1: Final Field Evaluation 

Dimension(s) assessed: 
Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed: 
In the final semester of the practicum 
Who assessed student competence: 
Field instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 19: 
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 
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) 
Assessment Measure #2: Competency Based Comprehensive Exam 

Dimension(s) assessed: 
Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed: 
Final semester, within two weeks of graduation 
Who assessed student competence: 
Exam proctored by program director 
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  Advanced Generalist
Assessment Measure #1: Final Field Evaluation 

Dimension(s) assessed: 
Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed: 
In the final semester of the practicum 
Who assessed student competence: 
Field instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 19: 
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 
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) 
Assessment Measure #2: Competency Based Comprehensive Exam 

Dimension(s) assessed: 
Knowledge, Values, Skills and Cognitive/Affective Processes 
When/where students are assessed: 
Final semester, within two weeks of graduation 
Who assessed student competence: 
Exam proctored by program director 
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 
Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (SP20)
All MSW Program Sites
COMPETENCY 
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (GENERALIST) 
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK Advanced Generalist 
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK 

Generalist Practice n = (100) 
Advanced Generalist Lexington n = (75) 
Advanced Generalist CoSW East n = (3) 
Advanced Generalist Fort Sam Houston n = (22) 

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 
100% (N=100) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with avg of 80% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 83% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 75% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 94% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 91% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 81% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 3.92 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 90% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 91% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 81% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 79% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 97% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
96% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 79% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 91% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 84% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 88% 
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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
96% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.0 out of 5. 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 88% 
This cohort has not yet taken the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% met benchmark with avg score of 94% 
OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (SP20)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK GENERALIST 
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK Advanced Generalist 
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK 

Generalist Practice 
Advanced Generalist 

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 
100% (N=100) met benchmark with average of 4.4 out of 5 
100% met
benchmark with average score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
100% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 3.92 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
96% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.1 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
99% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.2 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 

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 
Students must score 70% or above on the competency based comprehensive exam 
96% (n=100) met benchmark with average of 4.0 out of 5 
100% met benchmark with average
score of 
