Social Work Learning Outcomes

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.  

Last completed on May 3, 2019

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students achieving benchmark
Identify as a Professional Social Worker Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Apply Ethical Principles Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Apply Critical Thinking Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Engage Diversity in Practice Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Respond to Practice Contexts Mean Composite Score of 70 50%
Practice Engagement Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Practice Assessment Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Practice Intervention Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
Practice Evaluation Mean Composite Score of 70 100%
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