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Definition of the noun assessment

What does assessment mean as a name of something?

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

noun - plural: assessments

  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
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: charge = financial liabilities
  3. the market value set on assets
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic terms: cost / monetary value / price = the property of having material worth
    • more specific term: tax assessment = the value set on taxable property
  4. the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of assessment: judgement / judgment
    • more generic terms: act / deed / human action / human activity = something that people do or cause to happen
    • more specific terms:
      • justice = judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
      • adjudication = the final judgment in a legal proceeding
      • disapproval = the act of disapproving or condemning
      • evaluation / rating = act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
      • estimation / estimate = a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
      • logistic assessment = a judgment of the logistic support required for some particular military operation
      • value judgement / value judgment = an assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed

Alternative definition of the noun assessment


  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.

  • country: United Kingdom
  • language: English Language
  • released in (4 years ago)


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


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

  • released on (10 years ago)


  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 previewPractitioner’s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of School Behavior (2003)

by Mary Lou Kelley, George H. Noell, David Reitman

Functional assessment is a conceptual model that was derived from operant principles of learning and behavior.

Indirect assessment is the gathering of information through interviews and/or rating scales from informants who have witnessed ...

Google previewThe Pacific Reporter (1918)

A special benefit assessment is a proceeding In invitum, ...

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 previewHistorical Encyclopedia of School Psychology (1996)

by Thomas Fagan, Paul G. Warden

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT: TRADITIONAL 3 Strengths and weaknesses can be identified that assist in instructional planning related particularly to developing and evaluating effective interventions. Informal assessment and related ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multimedia (2008)

by Borko Furht

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

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1998)

Volume 22 - Supplement 1 - Applications of Negotiating and Learning Agents to User Query Performance with Database Feedback by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

ASSESSMENT. OF. END-USER. TRAINING. NEEDS. Recent studies estimate that of the more than $50 billion that U.S. organizations spend on training annually [1], well over $5 billion is directed toward the users of information ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology (2010)

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 Local Government Law (1907)

Exclusive of the Metropolis by Sir Joshua Scholefield

— Under this heading it is intended to describe only the procedure under the Union Assessment Committee Acts. In a few large towns the Union Assessment Committee Acts are not in force, and there are special Acts regulatmg the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education (2007)

by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Scatter plot assessment is an observational method used to identify temporal conditions and (in some formats) other stimulus conditions that may reliably predict the occurrence or absence of problem behavior. A scatter plot typically re- ...

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Our initial assessment is that they will all die. (Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf)
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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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