Degree ProgramsSocial Work
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Last Completed on February 2016

Form AS4 (B)

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.

In May 2015, as part of our ongoing Self-Assessment we reviewed our evaluation data of the 2015 Exit Survey for May 2015 Graduates. This table will provide the results from those students who were surveyed. The benchmark is considered by the program to represent basic knowledge of that particular competency. 1=not at all confident, 4= very confident

Benchmarks were increased from 70% to 80% due to both a review to the new 2015 EPAS as well as a review of prior years and benchmark success. (n=22)

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Identify as a Professional Social Worker 80% 94% (n=21)
Apply Ethical Principles 80% 94% (n=21)
Apply Critical Thinking 80% 96% (n=22)
Engage Diversity in Practice 80% 100% (n=22)
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice 80% 100% (n=22)
Engage in Research Informed Practice/ Practice Informed Research 80% 88% (n=19)
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge 80% 96% (n=22)
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 80% 100% (n=22)
Respond to Practice Contexts 80% 96% (n=22)
Practice Engagement 80% 98% (n=21)
Practice Assessment 80% 93% (n=21)
Practice Intervention 80% 97% (n=21)
Practice Evaluation 80% 95% (n=21)