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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun assessment:


Definition of Assessment

What does Assessment mean?


Assessment is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

  1. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
  2. an amount determined as payable
    • example: the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership
    • more generic word: charge = financial liabilities
  3. the market value set on assets
  4. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event

Alternative definition


  1. The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
  2. An appraisal or evaluation.

Phrases with Assessment

  1. tax assessment
  2. Disc Assessment
  3. special assessment
  4. logistic assessment
  5. personality assessment


"Assessment" is a 2010 short film written and directed by Mark Gutteridge.


  1. "Assessment" is a book by William V. Mayer.
    • also known as "Assessment: a practical guide to improving the quality and scope of assessment instruments"
  2. "Assessment" is a book by Bertie Kingore.


"Assessment" is a musical single of The Beta Band.


  1. Assessment a.k.a. Educational assessment is the process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs. Assessment can focus on the individual learner, the learning community, the institution, or the educational system as a whole. According to the Academic Exchange Quarterly: "Studies of a theoretical or empirical nature addressing the assessment of learner aptitude and preparation, motivation and learning styles, learning outcomes in achievement and satisfaction in different educational contexts are all welcome, as are studies addressing issues of measurable standards and benchmarks".
  2. Assessment is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research in the field of psychology, especially applied clinical assessment. The editor-in-chief is R. Michael Bagby.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Assessment

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Google previewA Guide to Teaching Practice (2004)

by Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion, Keith Morrison

Assessment is a major contributor to raising standards in schools1 in terms of teaching, learning and student achievement.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Psychological Assessment (2002)

by Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros

something which happens at the end of the process of learning is no longer widespread; assessment is now represented as a tool for learning (Dochy & McDowell, 1997). The changing learning society has generated the so-called assessment ...

Google previewLexicon of Online and Distance Learning (2009)

by Lawrence A. Tomei

Assessment Taxonomy: Education Citation. The process of gathering information or data for the purpose of determining if outcomes of a curriculum have been met, either on the part of the student or the educator. The criteria being reviewed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

BOVIK University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA Synonym â–·Quality of images signals; Quality of video signals Definition Image and video quality assessment deals with quantifying the quality of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Local Government Law (1907)

Exclusive of the Metropolis by Sir Joshua Scholefield

Where the union has the same bounds as a municipal borough, the borough council may, in certain circumstances, appoint additional members of the committee from among its own members (Union Assessment Committee Act, 1862, s. 3.) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (2009)

by Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers

Charles R Ridley Culturally competent assessment is more than the adequacy of tests to measure the abilities of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. It is a comprehensive process involving the implementation of various ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2000)

Volume 66 - Supplement 29 - Automated System for the Generation of Document Indexes to Volume Visualization by Allen Kent

ASSESSMENT. AND. DESCRIPTION. Introduction The term conspectus in the library environment is associated with applications of specific methodologies to assess and describe library collections. In reality, the term can be applied to any  ...

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Scrabble value of A1S1S1E1S1S1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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