In OBET (Outcomes-based Education Training) assessment there is an emphasis on direct observation of work activities that is complemented by methods assessing the application of knowledge and understanding.
Outcomes-based assessment requires detailed documentation. These assessments require that decisions are justified. Outcome based assessments take the same form no matter what the purpose of the assessment.
Outcomes-based assessment is not solely focused on assessing what learners can do but also what they know and how they integrate generic abilities to demonstrate achievement. This term generic abilities refer to elements such as problem solving, decision making , analyzing, communicating , organizing oneself , using science and technology, demonstrating and understanding the world as a set of related systems.