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MSW Assessment of 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 Reports 


CSWE - Appendix G, part 2
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

UPC Ground Campus: Generalist and Specialized Departments
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Semesters

Competency

Competency

Benchmark

Percentage of Assessments Achieving Benchmark

Generalist

AMHW

CYF

SCI

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

93.4%

92.2%

91.1%

95.9%

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

95.5%

89.9%

94.3%

95.3%

Competency 3:

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90%

96.3%

92.3%

89.7%

95.8%

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90%

93.8%

95.9%

95.9%

94.4%

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

90%

96.1%

97.2%

88.3%

96.1%

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.9%

96.7%

98.9%

97.9%

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

94.1%

93.8%

95.1%

96.0%

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

91.9%

96.4%

94.0%

96.5%

Competency 9:

Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

92.2%

86.8%

90.6%

93.5%


OCAC Ground Campus: Generalist and Specialized Departments
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Semesters

Competency

Competency

Benchmark

Percentage of Assessments Achieving Benchmark

Generalist

AMHW

CYF

SCI

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

99.9%

96.6%

95.2%

100.0%

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

100.0%

93.6%

94.3%

96.7%

Competency 3:

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90%

98.4%

90.6%

88.1%

88.8%

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90%

100.0%

97.0%

97.5%

96.7%

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

90%

97.9%

95.8%

92.9%

95.2%

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

100.0%

97.2%

99.5%

98.9%

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

100.0%

97.5%

98.2%

85.9%

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

100.0%

98.4%

97.4%

100.0%

Competency 9:

Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

100.0%

98.7%

96.8%

96.0%


VAC: Generalist and Specialized Departments
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Semesters

Competency

Competency

Benchmark

Percentage of Assessments Achieving Benchmark

Generalist

AMHW

CYF

SCI

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

95.9%

88.3%

96.2%

100.0%

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

93.1%

88.9%

91.0%

100.0%

Competency 3:

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90%

94.0%

97.7%

96.0%

94.9%

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90%

95.7%

97.7%

93.8%

96.4%

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

90%

98.3%

96.4%

93.1%

99.0%

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.1%

96.0%

97.7%

97.2%

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

92.8%

97.0%

96.7%

95.8%

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

94.1%

94.1%

96.6%

93.0%

Competency 9:

Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.5%

95.9%

87.0%

98.6%


VAC: Generalist and Specialized Concentrations
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Semesters

Competency

Competency

Benchmark

Percentage of Assessments Achieving Benchmark

Generalist

Children and Families

Mental Health

COPA

Health Practice

BIGS

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

96.2%

98.6%

97.9%

98.5%

96.1%

100.0%

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

96.1%

95.4%

98.0%

100.0%

100.0%

81.5%

Competency 3:

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90%

94.3%

86.4%

94.8%

92.6%

87.0%

87.2%

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90%

97.0%

71.5%

89.7%

98.6%

92.2%

93.7%

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

90%

94.1%

64.7%

98.9%

100.0%

87.7%

100.0%

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

98.5%

97.6%

98.8%

98.5%

96.1%

100.0%

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

97.3%

95.5%

97.5%

97.8%

100.0%

100.0%

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

96.5%

95.3%

89.6%

98.2%

93.6%

77.3%

Competency 9:

Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

94.7%

82.8%

86.5%

98.6%

92.4%

94.7%


CSWE - Appendix G, part 2
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Program
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Overall Assessment Findings: Generalist and Specialized Departments
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Semesters

Competency

Competency

Benchmark

Percentage of Assessments Achieving Benchmark

Generalist

AMHW

CYF

SCI

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

95.0%

92.0%

93.0%

96.4%

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

94.3%

91.0%

94.0%

96.7%

Competency 3:

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90%

95.0%

93.3%

89.9%

95.1%

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90%

95.1%

96.5%

95.1%

94.6%

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

90%

97.5%

97.0%

89.0%

96.2%

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.7%

96.5%

98.8%

98.0%

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.6%

94.7%

95.7%

95.5%

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.4%

96.6%

94.8%

96.5%

Competency 9:

Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

93.2%

90.7%

91.1%

94.1%


Overall Assessment Findings: Generalist and Specialized Concentrations
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 Semesters

Competency

Competency

Benchmark

Percentage of Assessments Achieving Benchmark

Generalist

Children and Families

Mental Health

COPA

Health Practice

BIGS

Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior

90%

96.2%

98.6%

97.9%

98.5%

96.1%

100.0%

Competency 2:

Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice

90%

96.1%

95.4%

98.0%

100.0%

100.0%

81.5%

Competency 3:

Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice

90%

94.3%

86.4%

94.8%

92.6%

87.0%

87.2%

Competency 4:

Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice

90%

97.0%

71.5%

89.7%

98.6%

92.2%

93.7%

Competency 5:

Engage in Policy Practice

90%

94.1%

64.7%

98.9%

100.0%

87.7%

100.0%

Competency 6:

Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

98.5%

97.6%

98.8%

98.5%

96.1%

100.0%

Competency 7:

Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

97.3%

95.5%

97.5%

97.8%

100.0%

100.0%

Competency 8:

Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

96.5%

95.3%

89.6%

98.2%

93.6%

77.3%

Competency 9:

Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities

90%

94.7%

82.8%

86.5%

98.6%

92.4%

94.7%