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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 (11 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 books with definitions for Assessment

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Google previewEssential Interviewing and Counseling Skills (2014)

An Integrated Approach to Practice by Tracy Prout PhD, Melanie Wadkins PhD

Assessment is a broad term used to encompass all methods that a mental health professional may use to collect information about the individuals...

Google previewPsychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (2008)

by Ruth Elder, Katie Evans, Debra Nizette

Assessment is the first step in the diagnosis of mental disorders. A mental health assessment 'is a complex intellectual activity that includes formulating hypotheses about a person, deciding what data are necessary to confirm or disconfirm ...

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 previewGreen Business (2011)

An A-to-Z Guide by Nevin Cohen

Exposure assessment is a method of measuring or estimating an organism's level of exposure to a toxic compound or group of...

In other words, exposure assessment is the process of measuring or estimating toxic chemical concentrations, ...

Google previewHow to Prepare for the ExCET (1999)

Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas : Professional Development Tests by S. L. McCune, Donnya Elle Stephens, Mary Ella Lowe

Eliminate A because criterion-referenced assessment refers to the use of tests designed to measure mastery of specific skills. Eliminate C because norm- reference assessment refers to the use of standardized tests focused on a comparison of ...

Google previewSpirituality in Social Work Practice (2013)

by Ronald K. Bullis

assessment is an organic process that has three main aspects. As discussed...

an organic assessment means a connected assessment. Whether the...

Google previewEnvironmental Management in Practice (1998)

Instruments for Environmental Management by Bhaskar Nath

DEFINITIONS Life-cycle assessment is an objective process to evaluate the environmental burdens associated with a...

Google previewRisk Assessment Methods (1993)

Approaches for Assessing Health and Environmental Risks by V.T. Covello, M.W. Merkhoher

CHAPTER 3 Exposure Assessment Exposure assessment is the process of measuring or estimating the intensity, frequency, and duration of human or other population exposures to risk agents. Exposures may occur in a variety of ways, such ...

Google previewBlock Scheduling and Its Impact on the School Library Media Center (1999)

by Marie Shaw

Assessment is the skill of assessing the product and process for either improved instruction or to document what a...

then performance assessment is an excellent means to enable the student to understand this concept and be able to use it in ...

Google previewEssentials of Science Classroom Assessment (2010)

by Xiufeng Liu

Assessment is a routine task for all teachers; you may think that conducting science assessment requires no more than...

Google previewTransportation Security (2009)

Comprehensive Risk Assessments and Stronger Internal Controls Needed to Help Inform TSA Resource Allocation by Stephen M. Lord

Risk assessment is a qualitative and/or quantitative determination of the likelihood of an adverse event occurring and the severity,

Google previewPrinciples of Environmental Impact Assessment (1998)

An International Training Course

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS - Environmental impact assessment is the systematic, reproducible,

ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT- An environmental site assessment is a preliminary evaluation of a site or ...

Google previewIntensive Variable and Its Application (2014)

by Xinqi Zheng, Chunlu Xue, Zhiyuan Yuan

Land suitability assessment is a type of multi-factor evaluation, and its purpose is to determine whether and how a land plot is suitable for a particular use. Land suitability assessment is the basis for sound land use decision making and ...

Google previewICT and Special Educational Needs (2004)

by Florian, John Hegarty

Assessment is an integral and essential part of all good teaching.

Formative assessment is a much more fluid process that is mostly carried out informally, with the teacher noting that students who have failed to reach expected levels of ...

Google previewThe Power to Protect (2004)

Trade, Health and Uncertainty in the WTO by Catherine Button

Dose-response assessment refers to the study of how differing dosages affect health (for example, does double the...

Risk assessment is the first component of risk analysis, ...

Google previewCommunity Mental Health in Canada (2011)

Policy, Theory, and Practice by Simon Davis

Assessment The clinical assessment is an ongoing process, one that involves interviews, gathering collateral information,

Readers should note that while the assessment is a structured process, it is, to use the old cliché, an art as well as a ...

Google previewDecision Support Systems for Risk-Based Management of Contaminated Sites (2008)

by Antonio Marcomini, Glenn Walter Suter II, Andrea Critto

Accordingly, Risk Assessment is the procedure in which the risks posed by hazards associated with processes or situations...

Within environmental risk assessment, Ecological Risk Assessment is a process for organising and analysing data, ...

Google previewLessons from the Middle (2001)

High-end Learning for Middle School Students by TX Assoc for Gifted, Sandra Nina Kaplan, Michael W. Cannon

Classroom assessment is the check for understanding (1) used by the teacher to measure achievement and plan curriculum and instruction and (2) used by the...

Classroom assessment is a means to an end, rather than an end in itself.

Google previewEvaluating the Impact of the Graduate Fellowship Programme of the International Livestock Research Institute (2002)

A Tools and Process Report

Impact assessment is the highest of these four levels and it is characterised by two main factors.

Secondly, impact assessment is an extraordinary activity in research management, and is best conducted by a team external to the training ...

Google previewInformation Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition (2009)

by Harold F. Tipton, Micki Krause

Risk assessment is a structured discipline that must discover the threats, vulnerabilities, and values of an organization's assets. A key factor in risk assessment is the determination of the likelihood of an adverse event affecting an organization, ...

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Quotes about Assessment

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