Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CROWN FAMILY SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, POLICY, AND PRACTICE
MASTER OF ARTS IN SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
JUNE 2021

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. 

The Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice regularly assesses student-learning outcomes. The following is a summary of assessment outcomes for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Summary of Assessment Outcomes Collected during the Academic Year (2020-2021)
Form AS-4(M)

COMPETENCYCOMPETENCY BENCHMARK (%) (GENERALIST)COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
(AREA OF SPECIALIZED PRACTICE)
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
   Generalist Practice

n = (164)
Area of Specialized Practice #1:
(Clinical Concentration)

n = (122)
Area of Specialized Practice #2
(Social Administration Concentration)

n = (42)
Competency 1: Demonstrate Ethical and Professional Behavior85%85%97%95%97%
Competency 2: Engage Diversity and Difference in Practice85%85%97%93%91%
Competency 3: Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice85%85%91%89%90%
Competency 4: Engage in Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice85%85%84%85%84%
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice85%85%79%79%86%
Competency 6: Engage with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%93%95%89%
Competency 7: Assess Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%78%86%77%
Competency 8: Intervene with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%78%86%77%
Competency 9: Evaluate Practice with Individuals, Families, Groups, Organizations, and Communities85%85%78%86%77%

Measures Used for Assessment

The following measures are used to assess student performance of the Generalist and Specialized Practice Competencies. In the tables below the KVSCA refers to the Knowledge, Values, Skills, Cognitive and Affective Processes—the five dimensions of the competencies.

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan / Generalist Practice

All students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education and any additional competencies programs may choose to add.

Assessment Measure #1: [Field Education]

Dimension(s) assessed:KVCA
When/where students are assessed:End of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters/Field Placement
Who assessed student competence:Field Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:3 out of 4 on Field Survey
  
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
  

 

Assessment Measure #2: [Course embedded assignments]

Dimension(s) assessed:KVCA
When/where students are assessed: 300 and 301SW300/301 courses, End of Fall and Winter Quarters
Who assessed student competence:Course Instructors
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:1-4 rating on rubrics, 3 considered competent
  
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
  

Summary of the Program's Assessment Plan / Specialized Practice

Students are assessed using a minimum of two measures on their mastery of the nine competencies that comprise the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education and any additional competencies programs may choose to add, that reflect the area of specialized practice.

Area of Specialized Practice #1: Clinical Concentration

Assessment Measure #1: [Field Education]

Dimension(s) assessed:KVCA
When/where students are assessed:End of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters/Field Placements
Who assessed student competence:Field Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:1-4 rating on Field instructor survey, 3 considered competent
  
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
  

 

Assessment Measure #2: [Course embedded assignments]

Dimension(s) assessed:KVCA
When/where students are assessed: (SW40403,SW  40404, SW40800, SW 40922, SW 41000)End of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters
Who assessed student competence:Clinical Instructors
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:1-4 rating on rubrics, 3 considered competent
  
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
  


Area of Specialized Practice #2: Social Administration

Assessment Measure #1: [Field Education]

Dimension(s) assessed:KVCA
When/where students are assessed:End of each quarter/field placement
Who assessed student competence:Field Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:1-4 rating, 3 considered competent on Field instructor survey
  
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%
  

 

Assessment Measure #2: [Course embedded assignments]

Dimension(s) assessed: Knowledge, values, cognitive and affective processesKVCA
When/where students are assessed: SW 46700, 46800, 485000End of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters
Who assessed student competence:Course Instructor
Outcome Measure Benchmark (minimum score indicative of achievement) for Competencies 1-9:Rubric submitted by  instructor, 1-4 rating, 3 considered competent
  
Competency Benchmark (percent of students the program expects to have achieved the minimum scores, inclusive of all measures) for Competencies 1-9:85%