The Unit assesses development and growth of students at five levels of admission, as they matriculate through the program. These are: Level I (Admission to the College of Education); Level II (Admission to Teacher Education); Level III (Admission to Advanced Standing); Level IV (Admission to Student Teaching); and Level V (Program Completer Status). At the end of each admission level, the student must attain an acceptable rating on the Candidate Disposition Scale, as completed by students, to determine expected professional growth toward ethical maturity and character traits correlated with teacher effectiveness. Each level has criteria that candidates must demonstrate before moving to the next level. Each level has a committee of professionals who counsel students so that professional growth of the candidate is the focal point of each level. At the advanced level, the assessment system evaluates graduate performance from entrance to exit points.