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tr.v. e·val·u·at·ed, e·val·u·at·ing, e·val·u·ates
1. To ascertain or fix the value or amount of: evaluate the damage from the flood.
2. To determine the importance, effectiveness, or worth of; assess: evaluate teacher performance. See Synonyms at estimate.
3. Mathematics To calculate the numerical value of; express numerically.

[Back-formation from evaluation, from French évaluation, from Old French, from evaluer, to evaluate : e-, out (from Latin ē-, ex-; see ex-) + value, value; see value.]

e·val′u·a′tion n.
e·val′u·a·tive adj.
e·val′u·a·tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evaluator - an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
appraiser, valuator - one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
arbitrator, umpire, arbiter - someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue; "the critic was considered to be an arbiter of modern literature"; "the arbitrator's authority derived from the consent of the disputants"; "an umpire was appointed to settle the tax case"
authority - an expert whose views are taken as definitive; "he is an authority on corporate law"
critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
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To complete the lesson, the evaluators actively engaged in a 2-person combination team with one evaluator participating locally and the other evaluator participating remotely.
The evaluator does not have an opportunity, though, to observe the teacher in his or her actual studio teaching several different students of varying abilities and levels.
The evaluator concluded, "I certainly would not wish upon any government representative the responsibility of confronting or dealing with any proposer who allows or perhaps promotes such attitudes or such behavior.
She identifies six hazards that undermine policies, these are; the politician hazard, the policy-maker hazard, the administrator hazard, the target-group hazard, the evaluator hazard, and the public hazard.
Each evaluator then rates how successfully the subject has lived the value by Checking one of three ratings: "Needs mentoring" (individual is not meeting expectations); "lives the core value" (he or she is meeting expectations) or "role model" (he or she has clearly and consistently surpassed expectations).
The evaluators for this program included a counselor educator with more than 20 years of experience as a school counselor and central office administrator, who served as primary evaluator, and two doctoral students, one in counselor education with school counseling experience and one in human development with extensive program management and evaluation experience.
In 19 cases the evaluator failed t show a connection between reported data and the child's best interests.
In the "halo effect," the evaluator sees one or two attributes that are "glowing" and isn't as careful about identifying overall strengths and weaknesses.
The department's decisions regarding who will serve as grant consultant and grant evaluator remain paramount to a positive outcome.
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We want to ensure that the unit learns from anything that happens during the operation," said Rose Ann Alderete, a Traffic Management Specialist and Evaluator with the 596th.