Student Learning Outcomes
The Council on Social Work Education requires all programs to 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 which 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. (CSWE Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, 2015).
Form 4.0.3 (M) is used to report the most recent assessment outcomes to constituents and the public on its website and routinely up-dates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.
The Smith College School for Social Work Master's Program set its benchmark at 90% of all students meeting these core competencies. The percentage of students achieving these competencies surpasses the benchmark.
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes 2019-2020:
Student Outcomes, Form 4.0.3 (M)
Last Completed May 30, 2020
|Competency||Competency Benchmark||Competency Benchmark
|Percentage of Students Achieving Benchmark -
|4.0.3 Student Outcomes 2019-20||Generalist
|Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior||90%||90%||99.48%||100%|
|Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice||90%||90%||99.48%||99.6%|
|Competency 3: Advance Human rights and Social, Economic and Environmental Justice||90%||90%||98.97%||99.6%|
|Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice||90%||90%||99.5%||100%|
|Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice||90%||90%||95.58%||98.48%|
|Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||90%||90%||99.32%||100%|
|Competency 7: Assess Individual, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||90%||90%||98.95%||100%|
|Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations and Communities||90%||90%||98.96%||100%|
|Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities||90%||90%||98.96%||100%|
|*Note: while the majority of Generalist courses are taken first year, there are some Generalist courses taken second year; in those cases, the appropriate n size was utilized.|