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MSW Program Assessment

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

MSW Program Outcomes document

Last completed: July 2017

This form is used to assist the Commission On Accreditation 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 AS 4 (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 measures 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. At our school, the benchmark for field evaluation is set at “performance is at a typical level” (level 3) and self-confidence at 80% on the student self-efficacy tool.

COMPETENCY COMPETENCY BENCHMARK PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
    GENERALIST PRACTICE
N = 71
AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE # 1 CLINICAL PRACTICE
N = 67
AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE # 2 MACRO PRACTICE
N = 14
Competency 1: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior 80% 99% 98% 100%
Competency 2: Engage in diversity and difference in practice 80% 99% 98% 100%
Competency 3: Advance human rights, social, economic, and environmental justice 80% 99% 97% 100%
Competency 4: Engage in practice-informed research and research-informed practice 80% 99% 100% 100%
Competency 5: Engage in policy practice 80% 96% 94% 100%
Competency 6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% 98% 92% 100%
Competency 7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% 97% 94% 96%
Competency 8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% 91% 96% 100%
Competency 9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities 80% 89% 100% 100%

Page last updated: July 11, 2017