Evaluate (v) = to assess, judge, grade, etc.
Value (v) = to consider something important
I’m getting a ton of essays which mix up these definitions nowadays. Particularly in the past tense. Funny how vocabulary mistakes seem to come in waves.
The problem is generally that students incorrectly use “evaluate” to express that something was appreciated. As in: “My boss evaluated my English skills.”
They must instead say: “My boss valued my English skills.”