Last Completed: June 2015

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.  

Competency Competency Benchmark  Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark
Identify as a Professional Social Worker  80%  90% 
Apply Ethical Principles  80%  84% 
Apply Critical Thinking  80%  79% 
Engage Diversity in Practice  80%  90% 
Advance Human Rights/ Social and Economic Justice  80%  81% 
Engage Research Informed Practice/ Practice Informed Research  80%  81% 
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge  80%  81% 
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well- Being and Deliver Services  80%  81% 
Respond to Practice Contexts  80%  83% 
Practice Engagement  80%  83% 
Practice Assessment  80%  83% 
Practice Intervention  80%  85% 
Practice Evaluation  80%  81%