Course and Signature Assignment Assessments


Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Newark

Department of Social Work

BACCALAUREATE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Course and Signature Assignment Assessments

LAST UPDATED MAY 25, 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.

Competency Benchmark: Course and Signature Assignment Grades; grade of 2.5 or greater for at least 80% of students

COMPETENCY

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK

 

Spring 2014

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

Identify as a
Professional
Social Worker

88%

86%

85%

93%

85%

Apply Ethical
Principles

89%

87%

85%

94%

84%

Apply Critical
Thinking

88%

84%

86%

91%

84%

Engage
Diversity in
Practice

87%

84%

85%

91%

83%

Advance Human
Rights/ Social and
Economic Justice

87%

83%

85%

90%

83%

Engage Research
Informed Practice/
Practice Informed
Research

92%

88%

91%

93%

91%

Apply Human Behavior
Knowledge

91%

88%

87%

95%

84%

Engage Policy
Practice to
Advance Well-
Being and Deliver
Services

79%

71%

78%

82%

80%

Respond to
Practice Contexts

96%

94%

94%

96%

97%

Practice Engagement

93%

91%

91%

96%

89%

Practice Assessment

93%

91%

91%

96%

89%

Practice Intervention

93%

91%

91%

96%

89%

Practice Evaluation

93%

91%

91%

96%

89%