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


Assessment is a member of the word family assess, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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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.

Specialised definition of the noun assessment

Glossary of sports

careful consideration of something to make a judgment about it (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a judgment based on evidence (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


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

  • country: United Kingdom
  • language: English Language
  • released in (5 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, skill, attitudes, and beliefs. Assessment can focus on the individual learner, the learning community, the institution, or the educational system as a whole.
  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 Aaron L. Pincus.

Phrases with Assessment

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

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 previewTeachers Discovering Computers: Integrating Technology in a Connected World (2011)

by Gary Shelly, Glenda Gunter, Randolph Gunter

PROJECT-BASED ASSESSMENT Project-based assessment is an innovative approach to assessment that focuses on assessing...

The disadvantage of portfolio assessment is that creating and assessing portfolios takes longer to evaluate than a quick test...

Google previewIgniting the Power of Community (2009)

The Role of CBOs and NGOs in Global Public Health by Paul A. Gaist

Risk assessment is the scientific method used to determine individual and population risk – or the probability of harm – from exposure to an environmental hazard. Risk management is the complementary process of taking policy measures ...

Google previewNetwork Security Bible (2011)

by Eric Cole

A business impact assessment is a process used to help business units understand the impact of a disruptive event. This phase includes the execution of a vulnerability assessment. A business impact assessment is performed as one step ...

Google previewOrganizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sector (2009)

by Kathleen M. Immordino

Organizational assessment is a systematic process for examining an organization to create a shared understanding of the current state of the elements that are critical to the ...

Google previewLearning in the Global Classroom (2011)

A Guide for Students in the Multicultural University by Carol Dalglish, Peter Evans (FAICD.), Lynda Lawson

Assessment is not there to catch you out. The lecturers are not trying to trick you. For your qualifications to be worth anything, a certain standard needs to be attained. Assessment is a way of determining whether you have reached the ...

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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

The Multiphasic Environmental Assessment Procedure (MEAP; Moos & Lemke, 1988) is the most well developed measure for residential, planned settings and provides descriptive and evaluative assessments along multiple dimensions.

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 Local Government Law (1906)

Exclusive of the Metropolis

Assessment for proposed charge.] The council shall not sooner ...

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 ...

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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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