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assessment

An informal examination by experts of systems, programming, operations and security to improve efficiency and effectiveness using industry best practices. See audit and continuous process improvement.

assessment

A tax, charge, or levy on property:
1. as a means of computing real estate tax;
2. to pay for specific services or improvements.
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Like a survey, a storage assessment ensures that the assets are inventoried, accounted for and protected, and that you are not paying continuing charges for resources that you are not using.
The AACSB'S emphasis on programs, rather than on individual students or course assessments, lightens the burden and makes the process more manageable.
On average, Chicago homeowners whose appeals were successful in 2003 reduced their assessments by $4,400, records show.
Co-op operating expenses up, assessments decline considerably.
Assessment has become a valuable instrument in the K-12 educators' toolbox, proving its merit by allowing teachers to identify students' specific learning needs.
Rosenblatt says the assessments should be administered by someone with an advanced degree from an accredited university who has specific training in the instrument being used.
Teachers possessing habitual prudence are acutely aware of their conduct when teaching, preparing tests for students, and when administering their assessments.
Her research in the 5-year period that preceded the current study focused on assessment and intervention for unintentional racial biases.
She and her staff have been successfully conducting Employer-Based Assessments and Training throughout Ontario for the past 15 years with clients referred from insurance companies, insurance case managers, Workers' Compensation Board, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Canada Pension Plan, lawyers, and Human Resources Development Canada.
With the advent of outcome-based rehabilitation and the need for shorter, cheaper services, it is thought that the formal, comprehensive process of vocational evaluation is outdated and should be replaced by informal vocational assessment and quick screening processes that rely on interviews, self-report inventories, or fast, computer-based screening systems (Fewell, 1997; Hilyer, 1997; Lustig, Brown, Lott, & Larkin, 1998; Meade & Hoine, 1995; Parker & Schaller, 1996).
With property owners paying so many assessments and taxes, the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is concerned that the council gave initial approval this month to zoo and aquarium bond measures with little or no scrutiny or debate.
It's critical, said Matens, that the assessments be valid (measuring what they're supposed to) and reliable.

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