CSWE Assessment of Learning Outcomes

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 up-dates (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 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.

LSU School of Social Work Master's Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Campus Program Option
Last Completed in October 2019 for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #1: ON-CAMPUS

Competency Competency Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)
 Competency Benchmark (%)
(Area of Specialized Practice)
Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice

n=38
Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Specialized Practice:
Advanced Generalist Practice

n=82
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 80%  99.5% 94.3%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 80%  99.1% 97.8%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 80%  100% 94.3%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice  80%  80%  91.7% 97.1%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice  80%  80%  91.7% 91.6%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  80%  80%  91.7% 94.3%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  80%  80%  100% 94%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  80%  80%   100%  93.5%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  80%  80%  91.7% 98.3%

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #2: ONLINE

Competency

Competency Benchmark (%)(Generalist)

Competency Benchmark (%)(Area of Specialized Practice)

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Generalist Practice
n=294

Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Specialized Practice:
Advanced Generalist Practice
n=202

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80%

80%

100%

95.8%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80%

80%

75%

91.8%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

80%

80%

100%

95.9%

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

80%

80%

74.9%

91.8%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80%

80%

100%

87%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100%

96.5%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100%

96.4%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

100%

95.7%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

80%

80%

99.9%

91.5%

 

OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
(Aggregate Findings for All Program Options Combined)
Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)

Competency

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)

(GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%)

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
Generalist Practice
n = 120

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
Specialized Practice:
Advanced Generalist Practice
n = 496

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80% 80%  99.6%   98.3%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 80%  93.1%   96.9%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 80%  100%  96.7%
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 80% 91.5% 96.4%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 80%  97.9% 94.3%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 97.2% 96.9%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80%  100% 97.8%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80%  100% 97.5%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 80% 98.2%  97.5%
 

AS 4 (B) Louisiana State University
Baccalaureate Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Last Completed for 2019-2020 Cohort on (March 30, 2020) 

COMPETENCY   COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS
ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
  Curriculum   Percent of Students scoring 50% or higher
  Field   Percent of Students scoring 3 out of 3
     

Program Option #1
In Person

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

Curriculum

Field

80%

80%

56%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice  

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

94%

100%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice  

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

94%

83.3%

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

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

 75%

100%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice  

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

 56%

100%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

 63%

100%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

94%

92%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

Curriculum

Field

80%

80%

100%

83%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities  

Curriculum

Field

 

80%

80%

63%

92%