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Sitting by the Judge

In considering how to commence this discussion about how we initially assess our students, I thought it would be fun to go to the dictionary. In this case I used the Random House Dictionary of the English Language (1967) we've had in our family for many years.

The meanings include, in this order: (1) to estimate officially the value of (property, income, etc.) as a basis for taxation; (2) to fix or determine the amount of (damages, a tax, a fine, etc.); (3) to impose a tax; and (4) to estimate or judge the value, character, etc. of; evaluate.…

Very interesting that the dictionary is speaking mostly of economics here, assessing the value of my house or damages thereto.

Where does the word come ...

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