Assessment is the ongoing and systematic process of evaluating all areas of School operations with the aim of continuous improvement. The process entails documenting mission statements and goals, collecting evidence, and making data-informed decisions and improvements based on results, as illustrated below:
In addition to improving student learning and School functions and services, assessment is directly tied to expectations set by the School’s accrediting bodies. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the regional accrediting body of CUNY SPH, requires demonstrated evidence of ongoing assessment. In its revised criteria for 2014, MSCHE included periodic assessment in each of its seven standards.