Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 2020-21


University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, BSW Program
Last Completed on June 1, 2021

Competency Benchmark

For all practice behaviors and their aggregate competency measure, 80% of BSW students will be rated at the level of Above Average Performance or Consistently Excels with an aggregate mean of 4.0 on a 5-point scale. On this scale, 5 = Consistently excels in implementing the practice behavior, 4 = Demonstrates above average ability in implementing the practice behavior, 3 = Dependably implements the basic elements of the practice behavior, 2 = Inconsistently implements the basic elements of the practice behavior, and 1 = Unable to implement the basic elements of the practice behavior.

Assessment is from classroom instructors and field instructors. 2008 EPAS Competencies were measured.

CompetencyCompetency BenchmarkPercentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Identify as a Professional Social Worker80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above93.94%
Apply Ethical Principles80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above93.41%
Apply Critical Thinking80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above88.98%
Engage Diversity in Practice80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above91.68%
Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above91.00%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above87.41%
Human Behavior Knowledge80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above85.67%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-being and Deliver Services80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above87.04%
Respond to Practice Contexts80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above86.70%
Practice Engagement80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above93.54%
Practice Assessment80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above89.00%
Practice Intervention80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above90.20%
Practice Evaluation80% of students will be rated at 4.0 or above80.16%