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Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Social Work Program

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated 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 each benchmark. 
  • 4.0.4: The program uses Form AS 4 (B) and/or Form AS4 (M) to report its most recent assessment outcomes to 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 which comprise the accreditation standards of the Council on Social Work Education. These competencies are dimensions of social work practice which 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. 

The chart below shows the percentage of students achieving each benchmark (all benchmarks set at 85%). 

  Aging Services and Policy Child Welfare Children and Youth Family Systems  Health and Wellness Mental Health Organizational Leadership & Policy Practice Sustainable Development & Global Practice

Advanced Social Work Practice

Competency Benchmark
Identify as a Professional Social Worker 100% 92% 98% 96% 99% 98% 98% 91% 99% 85%
Apply Ethical Principles 96% 91% 97% 95% 98% 96% 99% 94% 96% 85%
Apply Critical Thinking 94% 84% 97% 95% 95% 95% 94% 92% 95% 85%
Engage Diversity in Practice 100% 91% 97% 96% 98% 98% 96% 95% 100% 85%
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice 96% 89% 94% 95% 99% 96% 94% 94% 99% 85%
Engage Research Informed Practice/ Practice Informed Research 90% 84% 95% 97% 97% 96% 98% 94% 95% 85%
Human Behavior Knowledge 100% 91% 99% 92% 93% 96% 91% 97% 97% 85%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well- Being and Deliver Services 93% 90% 92% 94% 93% 94% 93% 97% 94% 85%
Respond to Practice Contexts 100% 93% 95% 96% 96% 97% 98% 93% 96% 85%
Practice Engagement 94% 88% 96% 98% 96% 98% 92% 93% 97% 85%
Practice Assessment 93% 87% 99% 97% 98% 97% 96% 95% 97% 85%
Practice Intervention 96% 94% 95% 95% 96% 94% 94% 94% 97% 85%
Practice Evaluation 95% 82% 94% 96% 96% 94% 88% 89% 100% 85%

Last completed on 12.15.2017.