For an introduction to issues of assessment in higher education, see:
Rowntree, D. (1997) Assessing Students, Kogan Page, London.
Andresen, L., et al. (1993) Strategies for Assessing Students, SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association), Birmingham.
There are useful chapters in:
Brown, G. and Atkins, M. (1988) Effective Teaching in Higher Education, Routledge, London.
Ramsden, P. (1992) Learning to Teach in Higher Education, Routledge, London.
For a guide to assessment methods and practical tips, see:
Brown, G. and Pendlebury, M. (1992) Assessing Active Learning, CVCP Training Materials.
Habeshaw, S., Gibbs, G. and Habeshaw, T. (1993), 53 Interesting Ways to Assess Your Students, Technical and Educational Services, Bristol.
Issues related to assessment and increasing student numbers are discussed in:
Gibbs, G. (1992) Assessing More Students, Oxford Centre for Staff Development, Oxford.
See also various articles of the journal Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education and the series of briefing papers on assessment: Learning and Teaching Support Network, Generic Centre, Assessment Series (2001).