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assessment

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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assessmentas‧sess‧ment /əˈsesmənt/ ●●○ AWL noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 JUDGEa process in which you make a judgment about a person or situation, or the judgment you makeassessment of 🔊 What’s Michael’s assessment of the situation? 🔊 a reading assessment test2 COUNT/CALCULATEa calculation about the cost or value of something 🔊 a tax assessment continuous assessment at continuous(3)COLLOCATIONSverbsmake an assessmentI had to make a quick assessment of the situation and act accordingly.do/carry out an assessmentA teacher does a yearly assessment of each child’s progress.adjectivesa general/overall/broad assessment (=that covers the main features or parts of something, not the details)The doctor must carry out a general assessment of the patient’s health.a detailed assessmentWe need a detailed assessment of what this will cost.a comprehensive assessment (=that includes all the necessary facts or details)Our clients receive a comprehensive assessment of their financial affairs.an objective assessment (=that is based on facts, not on feelings or beliefs)The test results will provide an objective assessment of how much you have improved.somebody’s personal assessmentWhat’s your personal assessment of the risks?assessment + NOUNthe assessment procedure/processParents need to feel part of the assessment procedure.assessment methods/techniquesWe recommend using a variety of assessment methods.
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assessmentAssessment is by means of a written exam at the end of the course.Another area of concern was the additional assessment.Ask each for an assessment of your insurance needs and a plan to cover those needs.The Commissioner of Inland Revenue made and confirmed assessments on the taxpayer for those years in respect of the profits from sub-licensing the films.Most schools nowadays prefer to use continuous assessment, because it gives a fairer picture of how the student has done during the whole year.Its advantage is that it allows a far deeper and richer assessment to be made than the pen and paper exercise.Yet there are arguable benefits from practising selective assessment.During the assessment Ann was interviewed.It is a consideration which I should have applied myself to the assessment of general damages to favour this plaintiff.assessment ofWe start with an assessment of the student's abilities.
From Longman Business Dictionaryassessmentas‧sess‧ment /əˈsesmənt/ noun1[countable, uncountable] a judgement that you make about a person or situation after considering all the informationThey will have to make an assessment of the services required to meet the health needs of the population. environmental impact assessment risk assessment2[countable, uncountable] a calculation of how much something will cost to repair, how much something is worth, how much money someone should be given etcCharges for students were based on an individual assessment of ability to pay. standard spending assessment3[countable] (also tax assessment)TAX a calculation of the amount of tax that someone has to payAnyone facing a tax assessment which they consider unreasonable should seek professional advice. self-assessment