Evaluation (disambiguation)

Evaluation is the process of characterizing and appraising something of interest or of determining the value of an expression (mathematics).

Computer science

* determining the value of an expression (programming)
* Eager evaluation or strict evaluation, the model in which an expression is evaluated as soon as it gets bound to a variable
* Evaluation function, also known as heuristic evaluation function or static evaluation function, used by game-playing programs to estimate the advantage of a position
* Evaluation strategy or reduction strategy, a set of rules for defining the evaluation of expressions under β-reduction
* Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT), a network analysis technique used in project management
* Heuristic evaluation, a usability testing method to identify usability problems in a user interface (UI) design
* Lazy evaluation, a technique of delaying computation of expressions until the results of the computation are needed
* Minimal evaluation or short circuit evaluation, an evaluation strategy in which an expression is only evaluated until the point where its final value is known
* Partial evaluation, a technique for program optimization by specialization
* Remote evaluation, the transmission of executable software programs from a client computer to a server computer for execution
* Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC), a non-profit organization that aims to produce fair, impartial and meaningful benchmarks for computers

Groups or organizations

* 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron, the USAF's only B-1 operational test unit
* Australian Drug Evaluation Committee or ADEC, is a committee that provides independent scientific advice to the Australian Government regarding therapeutic drugs
* Deadalus Research Evaluation and Development Corporation (DREADCO), a fictional company in "Daedalus"
* Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), a former part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) up until 2001
* International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), an association of national research institutions and government research agencies related to education
* Operations Evaluation Department (OED), an independent unit within the World Bank

Measuring things

*Competency evaluation (law) - competency evaluations for the courts

* Competency evaluation, a means for teachers to determine the ability of their students
* Evaluation (workplace), used by employers to review the performance of an employee; usually administered at regular intervals.
* Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL), a numerical grade assigned following the completion of a Common Criteria security evaluation
* Evaluation-net (E-net), a formalism that was derived from the Petri net formalism in mathematics
* Formation evaluation, used to determine the commercial-viability of a potential oil or gas field
* Narrative evaluation, a form of performance measurement and feedback which can be used instead of grading
* Performance evaluation, a term from the field of language testing and psychometrics


* Emergy evaluation, an accounting system developed by Howard T. Odum and colleagues
* Evaluation approaches, conceptually distinct ways of thinking about, designing and conducting evaluation efforts
* Immanent evaluation, a concept used by Gilles Deleuze in "Nietzsche and Philosophy" (1962)
* Program evaluation, a set of philosophies and techniques to determine if a program 'works'
* Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), a model for project management invented by US Department of Defense's US Navy Special Projects Office
* Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH), a piece of legislation in the European Union on chemical safety
* Social evaluation, a shared judgement by a set (or community) of agents

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