BSW Assessment Report

Analysis of Data for 2019-2020 Academic Year

 

Assessment Measures Employed

Performance on each of the competencies are evaluated using assessments from key classes. Course instructors evaluate their students’ performance using grading rubrics. Student competency level is also measured by field instructors in the students’ 450 hour senior field practicum using the Social Work Expectation Assessment Project’s Field Placement/Practicum Assessment Instrument (SWEAP FPPAI). Ratings are scored as: 1=Lacking Performance, 2=Inadequate Performance, 3=Competent Performance, 4=Superior Performance, 5=Mastered Performance. For the SWEAP FPPAI, 80% of students must score an average of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale, according to Field Instructor evaluations. Overall mastery of each competency is determined by averaging the percentage of students achieving the competency in coursework with the percentage of students achieving the competency in their field placement, based on field instructor ratings.

Assessment Findings

Miami University's Undergraduate Program in Social Work (BSW) successfully met or exceeded the benchmark for all nine of the CSWE core competencies for social work education. Our benchmark was that at least 80 percent of students would earn 80 percent or better on all nine competencies, as measured by course embedded and field placement assignments. Findings indicate that students tend to excel in competencies related to ethical and professional behavior, diversity, human rights, social and economic rights, advocacy, policy and intervention.

Social Work Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Social Work Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 80%

100%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 80% 100%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 80% 94%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 80% 96%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 80% 91%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 100%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 98%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 100%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 80% 96%

 

Percentage of Students Meeting Competencies Over Time
2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020
Competency 1 97% 99% 94% 100%
Competency 2 95% 94% 99% 100%
Competency 3 97% 96% 99% 94%
Competency 4 90% 82% 95% 96%
Competency 5 97% 99% 100% 91%
Competency 6 99% 93% 93% 100%
Competency 7 98% 89% 95% 98%
Competency 8 94% 96% 98% 100%
Competency 9 84% 85% 93% 96%

Licensure Exam Pass Rate

In 2019, the most recent data, the Miami University pass rate was 80% for the persons taking the exam the first time; a pass rate above the average for North America (67%). The pass rates for the Miami University undergraduate social work program have consistently been above the averages for North America. It is important to take into consideration the total number of people taking the exam; in 2019, this was 20 students (16 who passed and 4 who failed the exam on their first attempt).

First-Time Pass Rate
Year Miami Pass Rate North America Average
2019 80% 67%
2018 74% 69%
2017 81% 78%
2016 85% 77%
2015 86% 71%
2014 74% 71%