Assessment refers to the formal and informal methods of gathering information that can be used for programming to improve student learning . It is the process of evaluating how effectively learning is occurring. It may be undertaken by learners themselves, by teachers, by the two collaboratively or by learners in collaboration with one another. A wide range of activities undertaken by teachers and learners can provide information on learning.There are no grades or marks associated with assessment.

See also:
"Assessment" is in the UNSPSC Code "43222503"
   Vulnerability Assessment Security Equipment

Other definition:
Assessment refers to the evaluation of a person in terms of the  psychological, physical, and social factors that have the most influence on the his/her functioning.

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