Erikson Institute Master of Social Work Program Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes Last completed in May 2021

COUNCIL ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION – FORM AS 4(M)

Erikson Institute
MASTER’S SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Form AS 4(M) A form required for Reaffirmation, Candidacy, and ongoing compliance per AS 4.0.3.

Submitting Form AS 4 for Reaffirmation Self-Study & Candidacy Benchmarks

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.

Posting Form AS 4 for Ongoing Compliance with AS 4.0.3

Per the requirement of CSWE COA’s recognizing body, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and accreditation standard 4.0.3, programs must post this form publicly on its website and routinely up-date (minimally every 2 years) its findings.  Upon request, programs must provide CSWE with the weblink to the published form on the program’s website where it is accessible to the public.  Data presented on the form must be collected within 2 years of today’s date at all times.

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Generalist 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 any additional competencies programs may choose to add.  Summarize the program’s competency-based assessment plan.  Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number measures included in the data presented.

 

Assessment Measure #1: [Field Instruction Evaluation] 
Dimension(s) assessed: Skills 
When/where students are assessed: Close of field instruction course SOWK K440/ K442 
Who assessed student competence: Field Instructor  
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 3 out of 5 possible score 
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9: 80% 80% of students 
Assessment Measure #2: [Formative Assessment Tool] 
Dimension(s) assessed: Values, Knowledge  
When/where students are assessed: SOWK K441/ K443 (generalist seminar) 
Who assessed student competence: Field Seminar Instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 3 out of 5 possible score 
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  

Summary of the Program’s Assessment Plan | Specialized Practice

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 any additional competencies programs may choose to add, that reflect the area of specialized practice.  Summarize the program’s competency-based assessment plan.  Programs may add/delete rows to accurately reflect the number of areas of specialized practice and each measure included in the data presented.

Area of Specialized Practice #1: [Infant Early Childhood Mental Health]

Assessment Measure #1: [Field Instruction Evaluation] 
Dimension(s) assessed: Skills 
When/where students are assessed: Close of field instruction course SOWK K457/K458 
Who assessed student competence:  Field Instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 3 out of 5 possible score 
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  
Assessment Measure #2: [Formative Assessment Tool] 
Dimension(s) assessed: Knowledge, Values 
When/where students are assessed: SOWK K451/ K453 (concentration seminar) 
Who assessed student competence: Field Seminar Instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 3 out of 5 possible score 
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  

Area of Specialized Practice #1: [Youth, Family and Community/ YFC+ Children’s Law and Policy/ CLP- combined*] 

*YFC and CLP were combined since there was only 1 graduate of the CLP concentration in 2021

Assessment Measure #1: [Field Instruction Evaluation] 
Dimension(s) assessed: Skills  
When/where students are assessed: Close of field instruction course SOWK K450/452 & SOWK K455/456, respectively 
Who assessed student competence:  Field Instructor 
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 3 out of 5 possible score 
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  
Assessment Measure #2: [Formative Assessment Tool] 
Dimension(s) assessed: Knowledge, Values 
When/where students are assessed: SOWK K451/ K453 (concentration seminar) 
Who assessed student competence: Field Seminar Instructor  
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9: 3 out of 5 possible score  
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  

Directions for completing Form AS 4

Indicate the benchmark percentage for each competency.  The competency benchmark is the percent of students the program expects to have achieved both/all outcome measure benchmarks.  Programs calculate the percentage of students achieving each outcome measure benchmark, then calculate the percentage of students achieving each competency inclusive of two or more measures for each program option.  Programs with multiple program options must present data for each program option, and in aggregate inclusive of all program options per competency.  Programs may add/delete columns and to accurately reflect the number of program options offered.  This is a required form.  The assessment data table may be altered to accurately reflect the number of program options offered and additional program-developed competencies. However, beyond these formatting alternations, the program may not alter the content of this form.

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2020-2021)

Program Option #1: (Chicago, IL – On Campus)

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK 

(GENERALIST)

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK 

(AREAS OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
      Generalist Practice 

N=19

Youth, Family and Community and Children’s Law and Policy Concentrations
N=25; N=1 (Total 26)
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Concentration

N=14

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior  80%  80%  100%  100%  100% 
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice   80%   80%   97.5%   100%  100% 
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice   80%   80%   97.5%   100%  100% 
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice   80%   80%   100%   100%  100% 
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice   80%   80%   100%  100%   100% 
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%   100%   100% 
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%  100%   100% 
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%  100%  100% 
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%  100%  100% 
Competency 10: Integrate a Developmental Perspective into Social Work Practice   80%   80%   100%  100%  100% 

 

 

OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

(Aggregate Findings for All Students from All Program Options Combined)

On Campus- ONLY

Assessment Data Collected during the Academic Year (2020-2021)

COMPETENCY  COMPETENCY BENCHMARK  

(GENERALIST) 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK  

(AREAS OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE) 

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK 

 

      Generalist Practice  Youth, Family and Community and Children’s Law and Policy Concentrations  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Concentration 

 

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior  80%  80%  100%  100%  100% 
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice   80%   80%   97.5%   100%  100% 
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice   80%   80%   97.5%   100%  100% 
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice   80%   80%   100%   100%  100%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice   80%   80%   100%  100%   100% 
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%   100%   100% 
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%  100%   100% 
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%  100%  100% 
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities   80%   80%   100%  100%  100% 
Competency 10: Integrate a Developmental Perspective into Social Work Practice   80%   80%   100%  100%  100%