Social Work Assessment and Learning Outcomes

Social Work Assessment and Learning Outcomes


As of Fall 2013

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards below:

  • 4.0.2 The program provides summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark.
  • 4.0.4 The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or AS4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies that comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice that all social workers are expected to master during their professional training.

A measurement benchmark is set by the social work programs for each competency. An assessment score at or above that benchmark is considered by the program to represent mastery of that particular competency.

 

Competency Competency Benchmark % of Students Achieving Benchmark
Identify as a Professional Social Worker 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Apply Ethical Principles 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Apply Critical Thinking 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Engage Diversity in Practice 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Respond to Practice Contexts 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%
Practice Engagement, Assessment, Intervention and Evaluation 80% of students scored a 3 or higher indicated by field instructor evaluation 100%