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Social Work Student 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.

Student Learning Outcomes for 2018

Competency Competency Benchmark Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior 90% 99%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice 90% 100%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice 90% 100%
Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice 90% 100%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice 90% 100%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 99%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 98%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 99%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities 90% 99%
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