Program Assessments

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

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 1-9:

Students must score 70% or above to complete the program

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

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 Practice-informed Research and Research-informed 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 (2019-2020)


COMPETENCY 

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
81%

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
79%

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
89%

Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed 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
90%

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
84%

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
84%

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
85%

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
87%

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
90%