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Review vs. Assessment: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 21, 2023
"Review" means to examine or assess critically, often for evaluation purposes; "Assessment" is the evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.

Key Differences

"Review" and "Assessment" are terms used to describe the process of evaluating something, yet they have different implications and applications. "Review" often implies a critical examination, evaluation, or summary of a subject, piece, or material, with the intention of understanding or summarizing it. In contrast, "Assessment" typically involves the determination or estimation of the value, quality, or capability of someone or something.
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Sep 21, 2023
When someone conducts a "Review," they may be focusing on the analysis, recapitulation, and summary of the content or subject, often providing opinions, critiques, or recommendations. Conversely, an "Assessment" usually involves a more structured and often quantifiable evaluation process, intending to measure and evaluate performance, capability, or value systematically.
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Sep 21, 2023
A "Review" is often more subjective and can be based on personal opinion, taste, and experience, providing insights, critiques, or recommendations on a piece of work or subject. On the other hand, "Assessment" tends to be more objective, using established criteria, standards, or metrics to evaluate and measure the subject's quality, capability, or performance.
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Sep 21, 2023
"Review" can be a process aimed at summarizing and critiquing, often leading to a better understanding or improvement of the subject. Meanwhile, "Assessment" is usually focused on measuring and determining, providing insights into the quality, value, or capability of the subject, often leading to informed decisions or actions based on the evaluation.
Janet White
Sep 21, 2023
A "Review" could be seen as a critical examination of a subject for understanding, improvement, or recommendation purposes. In contrast, an "Assessment" is more of a systematic and objective evaluation to determine the subject’s quality, capability, or value accurately.
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 21, 2023
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Comparison Chart

Purpose

To examine, summarize, and possibly critique.
To measure and evaluate systematically.
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Nature

Often subjective and opinion-based.
More objective, uses established criteria.
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Application

Analysis, recapitulation, and critique of content.
Determination of value, quality, or capability.
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Output

Insights, opinions, recommendations.
Measurements, evaluations, grading.
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Intent

Understanding, improvement, summarization.
Informed decisions, actions based on evaluation.
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Sep 21, 2023
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Review and Assessment Definitions

Review

A critical examination and summary of a subject or content.
The book received a glowing Review from critics.
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Assessment

An estimation of the nature, quality, or ability of someone or something.
The Assessment of the property's value was higher than expected.
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Sep 21, 2023

Review

An act of going over a subject again to reinforce learning.
Before the test, we had a quick Review of the material.
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Sep 21, 2023

Assessment

A measure of a person’s performance, ability, or aptitude.
The Assessment indicated a high level of linguistic proficiency.
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Sep 21, 2023

Review

A formal inspection of an organization or system.
The company conducts an annual Review of its policies.
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Sep 21, 2023

Assessment

The act of evaluating or appraising a person or situation.
The teacher made an Assessment of the students' knowledge.
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Sep 21, 2023

Review

An article evaluating or analyzing a work, product, or performance.
The film Review highlighted the director's innovative approach.
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Sep 21, 2023

Assessment

A calculated or determined evaluation of a subject’s quality or capability.
The health Assessment showed normal levels of all vital parameters.
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Sep 21, 2023

Review

To look over, study, or examine again
Reviewed last week's lesson.
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Assessment

The process of making a judgment or forming an opinion.
The initial Assessment of the incident led to immediate action.
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Review

To consider retrospectively; look back on
Reviewed the day's events.
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Assessment

The act of assessing; appraisal.
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Review

To examine with an eye to criticism or correction
Reviewed the research findings.
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Assessment

An amount assessed, as for taxation.
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Review

To write or give a critical report on (a new work or performance, for example).
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Assessment

The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
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Review

(Law) To evaluate (a decision made by or action taken by a lower court) to determine whether any error was made.
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Assessment

An appraisal or evaluation.
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Review

To subject to a formal inspection, especially a military inspection.
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Assessment

The act of assessing; the act of determining an amount to be paid; as, an assessment of damages, or of taxes; an assessment of the members of a club.
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Review

To go over or restudy material
Reviewing for a final exam.
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Assessment

A valuation of property or profits of business, for the purpose of taxation; such valuation and an adjudging of the proper sum to be levied on the property; as, an assessment of property or an assessment on property.
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Review

To write critical reviews, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
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Assessment

The specific sum levied or assessed.
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Review

A reexamination or reconsideration.
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Assessment

An apportionment of a subscription for stock into successive installments; also, one of these installments (in England termed a "call").
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Review

A retrospective view or survey.
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Assessment

The classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
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Review

A restudying of subject matter.
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Assessment

An amount determined as payable;
The assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership
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Review

An exercise for use in restudying material.
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Assessment

The market value set on assets
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Review

A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance.
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Assessment

The act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event;
They criticized my judgment of the contestants
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Review

A periodical devoted to articles and essays on current affairs, literature, or art.
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Review

An inspection or examination for the purpose of evaluation.
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Review

A formal military inspection.
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Review

A formal military ceremony held in honor of a person or occasion.
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Review

(Law) An evaluation conducted by a higher court of a decision made or action taken by a lower court to determine whether any error was made.
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Review

A musical show consisting of often satirical skits, songs, and dances; a revue.
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Review

A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact in an attempt to gain new insights.
I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
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Review

An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
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Review

(legal) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
The victims demanded a full judicial review of the case.
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Review

A stage show made up of topical sketches etc.
The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
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Review

A survey of the available items or material.
The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
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Review

A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
The Times Literary Review is published in London.
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Review

A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
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Review

A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.
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Review

To survey; to look broadly over.
Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
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Review

To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
The critic reviews every new play in London.
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Review

To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
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Review

To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
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Review

(obsolete) To view or see again; to look back on.
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Review

(obsolete) To retrace; to go over again.
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Review

To view or see again; to look back on.
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Review

To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
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Review

To retrace; to go over again.
Shall I the long, laborious scene review?
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Review

To look back; to make a review.
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Review

A second or repeated view; a reëxamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life.
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Review

An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works.
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Review

A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
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Review

A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
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Review

An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc.
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Review

The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
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Review

A lesson studied or recited for a second time.
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Review

A new appraisal or evaluation
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Review

An essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
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Review

A subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
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Review

(accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
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Review

A variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
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Review

A periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
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Review

A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
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Review

(law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
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Review

Practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
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Review

A formal or official examination;
The platoon stood ready for review
We had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator
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Review

Look at again; examine again;
Let's review your situation
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Review

Appraise critically;
She reviews books for the New York Times
Please critique this performance
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Review

Hold a review (of troops)
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Review

Refresh one's memory;
I reviewed the material before the test
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Review

Look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc.); remember;
She reviewed her achievements with pride
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Review

A retrospective assessment of a performance or product.
The play had mixed Reviews from the audience.
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Sep 21, 2023

FAQs

Does an Assessment always involve measurement?

Typically, yes. Assessment usually involves measuring or evaluating against set criteria.
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Can a Review provide an objective evaluation?

Yes, some Reviews can be objective, especially when using established criteria or standards.
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Is an Assessment always formal?

Not always. Assessments can be both formal and informal.
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Sep 21, 2023

Can the outcome of a Review affect decisions?

Absolutely. Reviews can influence opinions and decisions by providing insights and evaluations.
Sara Rehman
Sep 21, 2023

Can a Review lead to an Assessment?

Yes, a Review can provide insights that may lead to a more formal, structured Assessment.
Janet White
Sep 21, 2023

Can a Review be informal?

Yes, Reviews can be informal, such as those shared among friends or peers.
Harlon Moss
Sep 21, 2023

Is a Review always subjective?

While often subjective, a Review can incorporate objective elements or criteria.
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Is the purpose of an Assessment to grade or rank?

Not exclusively. Assessment’s purpose can also be to understand, measure, and improve.
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Sep 21, 2023

Can a Review be quantifiable?

It can be, especially when it includes ratings or rankings based on specific criteria.
Sara Rehman
Sep 21, 2023

Is Assessment more structured than Review?

Generally, yes. Assessment often involves a structured approach with defined criteria.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 21, 2023

Can a Review include an Assessment?

Yes, a Review can include an Assessment
Harlon Moss
Sep 21, 2023

How is Assessment used in education?

In education, Assessment is used to measure students' knowledge, skills, and abilities, often leading to grades or feedback.
Janet White
Sep 21, 2023

Do all Assessments use standard criteria?

Many do, but the criteria can vary depending on the context and the subject of the Assessment.
Sara Rehman
Sep 21, 2023
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