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1. a person who evaluates the merits, importance, etc., of something, esp (in Britain) work prepared as part of a course of study
2. a person with technical expertise called in to advise a court on specialist matters
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a judicial official in ancient Rome, in medieval Europe, and in some bourgeois states such as Germany. In Russia, Peter I created the post of assessor on the staffs of the Senate, the Synod, the courts, and the other Collegiums. This post was gradually abolished in the second half of the 19th century. (It was retained longest in the provincial governments.) The rank corresponding to this post—col-legial assessor, the eighth civilian rank in the Table of Ranks—existed until the overthrow of tsarism in 1917.

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This helps assess the resources needed to complete the company-level controls effort in a timely manner and gauge the team's progress compared to expectations.
Although Kirkwood continually assesses students, Edwards considers it "more critical at the front end," when students are first admitted.
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(25) Aesthetic rhinoplasty can be assessed with the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) and Nasal Symptom Questionnaire (NSQ).
Some countries may be assessed poorly because the citizens expect more; however, a country with no policy may do well because the expectations from the public are much lower.
A substantial body of literature exists that seeks to assess the quality of online health information.
Dylan Wiliam, a British assessment expert who now works for ETS, said Major felt "that timed written examinations were the fairest way to assess achievement at the end of compulsory schooling." Nevertheless, about 40 percent of the English exam grade and 20 percent of the math grade is still based on portfolio-like elements.
Hard skills are usually the easiest skills to assess and the easiest to teach.
Application: An emerging technological method of analyzing watermarks could replace visual methods as the commonly accepted way to assess and compare the quality of watermarks.
This information provides only a brief, summary outline of how investigators should assess anonymous bomb threats at schools.
AMERICAN FORESTS is participating in a project to help assess the sustainability of the nation's forests.