CSWE Competencies

CSWE outcomes on the school’s course based and field assessments is what helps hold us to a standard of quality. It is important for us to collect this data because it helps us define anticipated student learning. We can find where the school as a whole is stronger and weaker and make improvements as needed.

Faculty filling out the course-based assessments helps us improve course offerings, make changes, and ultimately make the student more ready when they graduate from the school. If you are new to competencies and scoring students at SSW, please check out this link which explains the background of competency tracking.

The CSWE Rubrics can be found in the Full Grade Center, using Columns that start with CSWE that will be added to your course by the IDEA Team. The column will be associated with a rubric using the Blackboard Rubrics tool, and entering scores will be done using that tool, via the Full Grade Center.

Here is a summary on how to complete them (not all classes have CSWE Rubrics).

Scroll to the right - to the end and locate the CSWE column(s) we have added to your course.

NOTE: If you have scrolled left and right in the Full Grade Center and do not see the CSWE rubric column, chances are that either your course doesn't report these or that this column was lost or overwritten in the course copy process of copying in materials from a past semester. In the latter case, email ideateam@ssw.umaryland.edu to have us re-add the column to your course.

Note that these are added so that they are NOT visible to students.

Each rubric for your course will have a separate column in your grade center.

Mouse over a student cell in the CSWE column and use the gray/white down arrow icon to select "View Grade Details"

Notice in the image below, the down arrow is clicked within a student cell (for student named "IDEA Team")

Click "View Rubric" under Current Grade Value on the left. A new window will pop-up with the rubric to click and fill in.

For each row, which represents a competency, select a value on the right: Exemplary, Proficient, Needs Improvement, Unsatisfactory.

Click the representative box for each competency and then click "Save"

You will be back on the student Current Grade page, and you will noticed a 0.00 in the box next to "View Rubric" - but you must Click Save again in order for the rating to be saved!

Then you can go to the next student. Rubrics that are completed show a green checkmark √ in the grade center, and those not yet entered have 2 dashes --

Filling out your rubrics is a simple process that allows us to collect data for the school as a whole. If it’s your first time and you want some help please email ideateam@ssw.umaryland.edu and we would be happy to assist.