Taskstream is an online system for students, field educators,
liaisons and field staff to develop the learning contract and
evaluate student performance. It provides a centralized place for
students and field educators to create, submit, share and store all
field-related work online.
Online assessment is becoming the norm in social work education
as programs are tasked with presenting evidence of student
attainment of Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) competencies
and practice behaviors. A focus on skills and competencies in
social work education stems from the responsibility programs have
to effectively prepare students for practice.
An online assessment tool can make the field learning experience
more powerful by allowing for more timely feedback and assistance,
clearer expectations and a more helpful progression of
The move away from paper means that students no longer devote
valuable time to submitting hard-copy versions of their work and
passing their work between field educators and liaisons for
We really like that Taskstream offers on-the-spot support and
assistance! We spoke with many other schools of social work, and
people uniformly raved about their customer support. Taskstream is
less expensive than many other alternatives.
Benefits for field educators and students include the
- No more paper
- Electronic signatures
- More immediate feedback and support from the Field Office and
- Ease of use
- Links to helpful web resources
For students, the biggest advantage is related to field
learning. Students can request and receive feedback for improving
their work and can reflect on their professional growth over time.
Other benefits include the following:
- Students can complete all of their field related work in one
central place and easily acquire all necessary signatures
- Students can create multiple, targeted showcases of their work
to show employers, schools and others what they know and what they
- Students can maintain a portable record of work samples and
accomplishments even after they graduate and have lifetime access
to their materials in Taskstream.
Yes. Taskstream is a requirement. Students enrolled in the field
course must purchase a Taskstream subscription before they enter
their field placement. One and two-year options are available.
There is a cost for students. In the same way students must
purchases textbooks for their seated courses, they must purchase a
Taskstream subscription before they enter Field. The cost is $42.00
for one year and $69.00 for two.
Information about setting up a Taskstream account is sent to
field educators and students from the Field Office via email.
Guides" are available.