Tests that assess what students have learned are not intended to be, nor are they, measures of teacher quality.
Part of this exercise was to give them the opportunity to assess our abilities.
So how can we assess whether a threat made on, say, Twitter or Facebook is harmless, or whether it needs to be taken seriously?
But as with so many customs, little information is available to assess the impact of clay and its congeners on human health.
“My job was to assess their fear and then harp on that fear, capitalize on that fear and get them to buy,” said Maddox, 33.
The committee sympathised with him, but found that they must assess him according to his rent.
I cannot pretend to assess impartially the value of this movement.
At the close of my address the deacons came out to assess the congregation in the matter of collection.
We said we might buy something more and he could assess them all together.
And the question I would raise is this: By which of these two standards shall we assess the word 'happiness'?
early 15c., "to fix the amount (of a tax, fine, etc.)," from Anglo-French assesser, from Medieval Latin assessare "fix a tax upon," originally frequentative of Latin assessus "a sitting by," past participle of assidere "to sit beside" (and thus to assist in the office of a judge), from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). One of the judge's assistant's jobs was to fix the amount of a fine or tax. Meaning "to estimate the value of property for the purpose of taxing it" is from 1809; transferred sense of "to judge the value of a person, idea, etc." is from 1934. Related: Assessed; assessing.