MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University



West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015




Assessment Outcomes

 

In accord with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of the Council on Social Work Education, the West Chester University MSW Program measures and reports student learning outcomes. Students are assessed on their mastery of 10 core competencies (EP 2.1.1 through 2.1.10), representing 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 WCU MSW Program benchmark for the attainment of competency in each of the CSWE Core Competencies is for 85% of students to have scored at least 84 (equivalent to grade of B) on each measurement of each Competency and associated Advanced Practice Behaviors (APBs).

 

To assist the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) in the evaluation of the program’s compliance with the Accreditation Standards listed below, the MSW Program publishes competency benchmark information for each core competency.

Educational Policy 4.0 - Assessment

 

4.0.2:
The program provides summary data and outcomes for the assessment of each of its competencies, identifying the percentage of students achieving the benchmark.
4.0.4:
The program uses Form AS4 (M) to report assessment outcomes to its constituents and the public on its website and routinely updates (minimally every 2 years) these postings.

 

Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Year 2013-2014

 

COMPETENCY
COMPETENCY BENCHMARK
PERCENTAGE OF ASSESSMENTS ACHIEVING BENCHMARK
EP 2.1.1: Identify as a Professional Social Worker
84%
98%
EP 2.1.2: Apply Ethical Principles
84%
99.2%
EP 2.1.3: Apply Critical Thinking
84%
98.2%
EP 2.1.4: Engage Diversity in Practice
84%
99.6%
EP 2.1.5: Advance Human Rights/Social & Economic Justice
84%
98.8%

EP 2.1.6: Engage Research Informed Practice/Practice Informed Research

84%
98.6%
EP 2.1.7: Knowledge of Human Behavior in Social Environment
84%
99.5%
EP 2.1.8: Engage Policy Practice to Advance Well-Being and Deliver Services
84%
97%
EP 2.1.9: Respond to Practice Contexts
84%
99.5%
EP 2.1.10 (a): Engagement
84%
99.5%
EP 2.1.10 (b): Assessment
84%
99%
EP 2.1.10 (c): Practice Intervention
84%
98.2%
EP 2.1.10 (d): Practice Evaluation
84%
98.1%