UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
JUNE 2016

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. 

COMPETENCYCOMPETENCY BENCHMARKPERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK (FIELD INSTRUCTOR ASSESSMENT) 
  CLINICAL PRACTICE CONCENTRATIONSOCIAL ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION
Identify as a Professional Social Worker80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  95.9 96.9
Apply Ethical Principles80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  96.7 96.9
Apply Critical Thinking80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  94.2 92.4
Engage Diversity in Practice80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  96.7 98.4
Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  95 90.9
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  83.6 90.9
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  85.5 87.8
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  70.4 90.9
Respond to Practice Contexts80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  85.2 89.3
Practice Engagement80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  95.9 89.3
Practice Assessment80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  95.9 86.3
Practice Intervention80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  94.2 90.9
Practice Evaluation80% of students achieve at least moderate competence (rating of at least a 3 on 4 point scale)  85.2 84.8