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1. To estimate the value of a property, especially for property tax purposes. For example, a county may send an assessor to one's house to assess its value and base the property tax one owes on that assessment.

2. To decide the cost of something. For example, an insurance company may assess the damage of a house fire at $120,000 and agree to pay that much toward repairs. Alternatively, the government may assess that one owes $50,000 in income tax based upon one's income the previous year.

Tax Assessment

The determination of how much a person or company owes in taxes. One usually determines one's own tax assessment by declaring one's income and capital gains from the previous year and applying the methodology the government requires to arrive at the tax liability. The government has the right to audit any tax assessment.


(1) The official valuation of property for tax purposes. (2) A one-time charge made against property owners for each one's pro rata share of the expense of repairs or improvements to be enjoyed by all of them in common,such as a condo association assessment to replace a roof,or a local government assessment to pave a dirt road. (3) Determination of the value of property in a condemnation case.

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Because valid and reliable inferences can be drawn from performance-based assessments used with gifted children and with young children (Moon, Brighton, Callahan, & Robinson, 2005; Schappe, 2005; VanTassel-Baska, Johnson, & Avery, 2002), three performance-based assessments were developed to measure knowledge and skill attainment in the units.
These early discussions of criterion-referenced testing as performance-based assessment also suggest the connections between performance assessment and authentic assessment.
This sentiment, in addition to national and state mandates for performance-based assessment, resulted in the creation of a more comprehensive evaluation instrument for the practicum experiences.
Department of Education faculty plan to expand the developmental performance-based assessment continuum to include evaluation of the department's first year teachers' performance.
The researchers concluded that the performance-based assessment used in this study was an effective process in identifying young gifted children.
We created a three-session program on assessment that included information on standardized tests, performance-based assessment, and portfolios.
It explains concepts involved in tests and measurements; the use of technology; basic statistical concepts; and developing written tests and surveys and applications to physical fitness and activity assessment in youth and adults, assessment of sport skills and motor abilities, psychological measurements in sports and exercise, classroom grading, and performance-based assessment.
Among these recommendations are that teachers should consider performance-based assessment, not only traditional paper-and-pencil testing, design assessments themselves which match their objectives and instructional approaches, and use assessment which is formative, not just summative.
Whaley); (16) Effects of a Real-world Writing Curriculum on Student Participation and Performance (Sally White); (17) Assessing Assessment: Comparing the Effects of Criterion-Referenced Testing and Performance-Based Assessment on Sustained Content Retention (Shannon Williams); and (18) Wired for Science: Sparking an Interest in Science and Careers in Science in Elementary School Students (Deb Wimberley).
The use of performance-based assessment in identifying underrepresented populations of gifted students: A follow-up study of patterns and perceptions in identification and performance.
Marcellino crosses boundaries of education and business leadership to share results of a university classroom study, that team contracts and instructional monitoring help provide foundational support to emerging teams and their leaders; and, Brazer, Sparrgrove, and Garvey help us to understand that university instructors will increase their use of video and recording technology to improve performance-based assessment if the instructors perceive the technology to have utility and ease-in-use.

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