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College of Social Work

Master's Social Work Program

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes


 

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan | Generalist/Specialized 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 additional competencies added by the College of Social Work. Below is a summary of our assessment plan for both Generalist and Specialized courses within our program. Assessment Measure #1 is the Field Evaluation completed during semesters where students are completing their practicum. Assessment Measure #2 is the Generalist Outcome Assessment (GOA) for first year, basic courses. The Specialist Outcome Assessment (SOA) is then conducted during students’ specialized coursework.

Assessment Measure #1:    FIELD EVALUATION

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, Skills, Values, Cognitive and Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

During field placement courses at the end of each semester, Fall and Spring. Completed online in IPT. Paper copy offered if needed.

Who assessed student competence:

Field Placement Supervisor

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

80% of students receive a score of 1 or 2 indicating at least satisfactory performance on each item

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80% of students will demonstrate competence by meeting or exceeding the outcome measure benchmark

Assessment Measure #2:    GOA/SOA COMPETENCY EVALUATION

Dimension(s) assessed:

Knowledge, Skills, Values, Cognitive and Affective Processes

When/where students are assessed:

Pretest is within two weeks of generalist/ specialist courses beginning and the posttest is within two weeks of courses ending, at the beginning and end of each academic year respectively. Completed via computer remotely or in computer lab. Paper copy offered if needed.

Who assessed student competence:

MSW Administrative Personnel

Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:

Students average at least 80% correct responses on questions related to each competency

Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:

80% of students will demonstrate competence by meeting or exceeding the outcome measure benchmark

 

The following tables indicate the benchmark percentage for each competency.  The competency benchmark is the percent of students expected to have achieved both outcome measure benchmarks.  We first calculate the percentage of students achieving each outcome measure benchmark, then combine the percentage of both measures to calculate the percentage of students achieving each competency. The first table is an aggregate of all program options, followed by each program option offered here at the College of Social Work.

 

Overall Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

(Aggregate Findings for All Students from 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=123)

Specialized Practice
(n=146)

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

83%

85%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80%

70%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

70%

79%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

67%

69%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

83%

84%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

78%

78%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

70%

64%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

74%

74%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

85%

57%

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #1:  Salt Lake City Program

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 107)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 141)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

84%

84%

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

82%

70%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

70%

79%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

66%

69%

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

84%

84%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

78%

78%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

69%

64%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

74%

74%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

86%

57%

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #2:  St. George Evening Program

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 5)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 5)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

83%

 

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

50%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

67%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

60%

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

67%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

83%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

33%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

17%

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

100%

0%

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #3:  DCFS Distance Program - Cedar City

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 5)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 5)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

 

N/A

 

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #4:  DCFS Distance Program - Orem

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 5)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 5)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #5:  DCFS Distance Program - Ogden

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 1)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 1)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #6:  DCFS Distance Program - Richfield

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 0)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 0)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

 

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2018-2019)
Program Option #7:  DCFS Distance Program - Logan

 


Competency

Competency
Benchmark (%)
(Generalist)

Competency
Benchmark
(Area of Specialized Practice)


Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark

     

Generalist Practice
(n = 0)

Area of Specialized
Practice #1
(Identify Specialization)
(n = 0)

Competency 1:
Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 2:
Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

Competency 5:
Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

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

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

80% of students will demonstrate competence inclusive of 2 or more measures

N/A

N/A

 

Last Updated: 4/14/21