Council on Social Work Education Accreditation Standards

Competency Assessment Outcomes

July 1, 2014

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 Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
89%
Apply Ethical Principles Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
89%
Apply Critical Thinking Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
94%
Engage Diversity in Practice Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
94%
Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
94%
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
96%
Apply Human Behavior Knowledge Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
92%
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
92%
Respond to Practice Contexts Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
89%
Practice Engagement Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
88%
Practice Assessment Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
88%
Practice Intervention Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
90%
Practice Evaluation Mean of 3.0
On a 4.0 Scale
91%