In the traditional educational model, the focus is upon evaluation—an educator judges a student’s efforts against an objective criteria. The outcome is a grade or rating on a continuum between success and failure. While this does provide a useful "snapshot" of performance, it does not encourage the growth of that performance.
In the model of Process Education™, through the careful use of assessment, students can continually improve the quality of their performance. A useful assessment provides information about a performance: its strengths, areas for improvement and important insights.
Assessment is a major topic in the Faculty Guidebook.