Holistic, integrated and comprehensive assessment

Holistic Assessment
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. In short, to be completely holistic you must see a person as more than just organ systems, mental health, sexuality, etc. You must see how all aspects of their life impact on each other and the factors that influences them.

Integrated Assessment
When we speak of “integrated,” we are referring to assessment that crosses issues; spans scales of space and time; looks forward and back; and includes stakeholder perspectives.

Comprehensive Assessment
General requirements for the comprehensive exam varies, but typically tests knowledge of the learners subject area and two or more related areas, and may be used to determine a candidate’s eligibility to continue his or her course of study. Typically, comprehensive exams consist of two or more exams.