500 Tips on Assessment

2nd Edition

By Sally Brown, Phil Race, Brenda Smith

© 2004 – Routledge

184 pages

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Paperback: 9780415342797
pub: 2004-12-23
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About the Book

In this completely updated edition of 500 Tips on Assessment, the authors look at the questions and the problems that teachers face and provide them with practical guidance. Their advice is down-to-earth, jargon-free and digestible, covering such key issues as:

  • putting assessment into context: best practice, learning outcomes and monitoring quality of assessment
  • different examination formats: traditional, open-book, open-notes, oral exams
  • different assessment formats: essays, reports, practical work, presentations
  • feedback and assessment
  • assessing group learning.


'This is an absolute gem of a book full of succinct and good advice based upon a wealth of personal experience by three well known and widely respected authors…[They] are to be congratulated and I would recommend any serious academic to have a look at it.' - David Harwood, Physical Sciences Educational Review, Vol 6

About the Authors

Phil Race is Emeritus Professor in Educational Development at the University of Leeds and also runs training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organisations throughout the UK. Sally Brown is Visiting Professor of Learning and Teaching at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and is Director of Membership Services for the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Brenda Smith is Associate Director at the Centre for Academic Practice, Nottingham Trent University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Evaluation
EDUCATION / Reference