M.S.W. assessment data

All programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) measure and report student learning outcomes.

Students are assessed for mastery of the competencies that compose the accreditation standards. 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.

About the data evaluation process

Form AS4 (B) The forms below are 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 updates (minimally every two years) these postings

Update cycle

Data on M.S.W. student learning outcomes is on a two-year renewal cycle and will be updated in late 2021.

Summary of the program’s assessment plan

Generalist practice (online and face-to-face modalities)

All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that compose the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education.

Clinical specialization practice (online and face-to-face modalities)

Students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that compose 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.  

Social work administration, planning and policy practice specialization (face-to-face modality)

Students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that compose 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.  

Assessment data collected during academic year 2018-19

Program option #1: Face-to-face modality 

COMPETENCY 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST) 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK 

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE) 

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK 

     

Generalist Practice



Area of Specialized Practice: Clinical Practice 



Area of Specialized Practice: SWAPPP (Macro) Practice

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 95.7%

Measure 2: 99.0%

Measure 3: 84.0%


(95.7 +99.0 + 84.0)/3 =

 

92.9%

Measure 1: 97.6%

Measure 2: 99.0%

Measure 3: 87.9% 


(97.6 + 100.0 + 99.0 + 87.9)/3 = 


96.1%

Measure 1:   97.1%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3:  90.0%


(97.1+ 100.0 + 90)/3 =


95.7%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 91.2%

Measure 2: 95.7%

Measure 3: 82.9%


(91.2 + 95.7 + 82.9)/3 = 


89.9%

Measure 1: 96.7%

Measure 2: 96.0%

Measure 3: 87.4% 


(96.7 + 96.0 + 87.4)/3 =  


93.4%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 95.3% 


(100.0 + 95.3)/2 =


 97.7%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 91.2%

Measure 2: 98.5%

Measure 3: 69.9%


(91.2 + 98.5 + 69.6)/3 = 


86.4%

Measure 1: 98.0%

Measure 2: 75.7% 


(98.0 + 75.7)/2 = 


86.9%

Measure 1: 98.0%

Measure 2: 82.2% 


(98.0 + 82.2)/2 = 


90.1%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 95.0%

Measure 2:  54.8% 


(95.0 + 54.8)/2= 


74.9%

Measure 1: 95.0%

Measure 2: 71.1% 


(95.0 + 71.1)/2 =


83.1%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 88.4%


 (100.0 + 88.4)/2 = 


94.2%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

Measure 1: 98.5% 

Measure 2: 65.3% 


(98.5 + 65.3)/2=

 

81.9%

Measure 1: 98.0%

Measure 2: 71.2% 


(98.0 + 71.2)/2 =


 84.6%

Measure 1: 98.0%

Measure 2: 75.0% 


(98.0 + 75.0)/2 = 


86.5%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

Measure 1: 95.7%

Measure 2: 89.9%

Measure 3: 86.5% 


(95.7 + 89.9 + 86.5)/3 = 


90.7%

Measure 1: 96.0%

Measure 2: 95.5%

Measure 3: 90.5%


(96.0 + 95.5 + 90.5)/3 = 


94.0%

Measure 1: 92.8%

Measure 2: 92.9%


(92.8 + 92.9)/2 =


92.9%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 87.2%

Measure 2: 87.3%

Measure 3: 95.7%

Measure 4: 93.7%

Measure 5: 73.0%


(87.2 + 87.3 + 95.7 +93.7+ 73.0)/5 =


 87.4%

Measure 1: 96.7%

Measure 2: 79.2% 


(96.7 + 79.2)/2 = 


88.0%

Measure 1: 97.1%

Measure 2: 81.4%


(97.1 + 81.4)/2 =


89.3%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 95.7%

Measure 2: 89.9%

Measure 3: 72.2%

 

(95.7 + 89.9 + 72.2)/3 =


85.9%

Measure 1: 96.0%

Measure 2: 95.5%

Measure 3: 82.0% 


(96.0 + 95.5 + 82)/3= 


91.2%

Measure 1: 100%

Measure 2: 86.2%


(100.0 + 86.2)/2 = 


93.1%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 87.3%

Measure 2: 99.0%

Measure 3: 56.5% 


(87.3 + 99.0 + 56.5)/3 =


80.9%

Measure 1: 99.0%

Measure 2: 76.3%


(99.0 + 76.3)/2 =


 87.7%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 80.7%


(100.0 + 80.7)/2 =


90.4% 

 Last completed: Dec. 3, 2019

Program option #2: online modality 

COMPETENCY 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST) 

COMPETENCY BENCHMARK 

(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE) 

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK 

     

Generalist Practice

Area of Specialized Practice: Clinical Practice 

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 88.9% 


(100.0 + 100.0 + 88.9)/3 =


 96.3%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 87.0%

Measure 4: 90.0%

 

(100.0 + 100.0 + 87.0 + 90.0)/3 =


94.3%

Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 75.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 92.1%


(75.0+ 100.0+ 92.1)/3 = 


89.0%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 92.1%


(100.0 + 100.0 + 92.1)/3 =


97.4%

Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 75.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 78.4%

 

(75.0 + 100.0 + 78.4)/3 =


84.5%

Measure 1: 85.0%

Measure 2: 85.7%


(85.0 + 85.7)/2 =


85.4%

Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 82.0%

Measure 2:  67.7%


(82.0 + 67.7)/2 =


74.9%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 76.7%

 

(100.0 + 76.7)/2 =


88.4%

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 76.9%


(100.0 + 76.9) /2 =


88.5%

Measure 1:  85.0%

Measure 2: 73.7% 


(85.0 + 73.7)/2 =


79.4%

Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure

Measure 1:  100%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3:  89.0% 


(100.0 + 100.0 + 89.0)/3 =


96.3%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 95.2%


(100.0 + 100.0 + 95.2)/3 =


98.4%

Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1:  87.1%

Measure 2: 87.1% 

Measure 3: 87.1%

Measure 4: 82.8%


(87.1 + 87.1 + 87.1 + 82.8 + 88.7)/5 =


86.6%

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 86.9% 


(100.0 + 86.9)/2 =


93.5%

Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 100.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3:  88.9%.


(100.0 + 100.0 + 88.9)/3 =


96.3%

Measure 1:  100.0%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3: 80.9% 


(100.0 + 100.0 + 80.9)/3 =


93.6%

Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

80% of students will earn 80% of points available for each measure 

Measure 1: 87.1%

Measure 2: 100.0%

Measure 3:  81.2%


(87.1 + 100.0 + 81.2)/3 =


89.4%

Measure 1:  87.0%

Measure 2: 83.0%

 

(87.0 + 83.0)/2 =


85.0%

Last completed: Dec. 3, 2019