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CSWE Competency Assessment Results

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, Boston College Masters of Social Work Program

Last completed in 2014

This form is used to assist the COA in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with Accreditation Standards stated below.

  • 4.0.2 The program provides evidence of ongoing data collection and analysis and discusses how it uses assessment data to affirm and/or make changes in the explicit and implicit curriculum to enhance student performance.
  • 4.0.5 The program appends the summary data for each measure used to assess the attainment of each competency for at least one academic year prior to the submission of the self-study.

All Council on Social Work Education programs measure and report student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of the competencies which 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.

Competency Competency Benchmark Percent of Students Achieving Benchmark
    Core Competencies Advanced Clinical Competencies Advanced Macro Competencies
Identify as a Professional Social Worker 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
96.78 97.39 91.46
Apply Ethical Principles 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
96.13 96.74
89.76
Apply Critical Thinking 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
95.49 90.29 88.62
Engage Diversity in Practice 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
95.77 95.56 90.00
Advance Human Rights/Social and Economic Justice 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
94.78 93.65 85.06
Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
93.74 91.35 89.74
Human Behavior Knowledge 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
90.91 90.63 90.97
Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
88.42 90.02 89.10
Respond to Practice Contexts 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
85.34 93.63 82.69
Practice Engagement 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
95.94 96.85 89.51
Practice Assessment 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
93.46 95.36 84.52
Practice Intervention 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
92.51 95.13 87.26
Practice Evaluation 80% ≥
4 on 5 point scale
89.47 89.33 89.09