Differential Assessment

Business / Agriculture / Differential Assessment: Basing the valuation of farmland for property tax purposes on its use for farming rather than on its 'highest and best' use, such as potential development. Types of differential assessment include preferential assessment, deferred taxation, and restrictive agreement.

Outcomes Assessment

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Outcomes Assessment: A strategy used to evaluate and measure the results of an instructional method or program. MORE

Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)

Life Style / College / Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT): A practice test for the SAT. This is usually taken in grade 10 or 11 and it gives students an idea of how they will perform on the SAT. MORE

Public Health Assessment (PHA)

Health / Disease / Public Health Assessment (PHA): An ATSDR document that examines hazardous substances, health outcomes, and community concerns at a hazardous waste site to determine whether people could be harmed from coming into contact with those MORE

Risk Assessment

Business / Agriculture / Risk Assessment: The qualitative and quantitative evaluation of risks posed to health or the environment that arise from an activity, chemical use, or technology. The process includes describing potential adverse effe MORE

Ocean Freight Differential (Under P.L. 480)

Business / Agriculture / Ocean Freight Differential (Under P.L. 480): The difference between the cost of P.L. 480 shipments that are required to be carried on U.S. flag vessels compared to the cost that would have been incurred had they been carried on lower cost foreig MORE

Marketing Assessments

Business / Agriculture / Marketing Assessments: Producers and first purchasers of some supported commodities are required to pay an assessment as a contribution toward achieving budget deficit reduction targets. Under the FAIR Act of 1996, assessme MORE

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