Educational & Psychological Tests

Subject Librarian:
Kathy McGowan

Location:
Rush Rhees Library

Phone:
585-275-9302

Office Hours:
By Appointment

Evaluation Guidelines 
To Identify Tests on a Particular Topic
Test Reviews, Validity, and Reliability
Background and Issues in Testing
U of R Library Test Collection

  
  
Evaluation Guidelines 


Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
    Ref. LB 3051 .S72 1999    Joint Committee on Testing Practices (American Educational Research Assn., American sychological Assn., and    National Council on Measurement in Education)


Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education.
    Earlier edition in Ref. LB 3051 .C62
    Brief version of Standards (above) designed for school personnel who select or interpret tests. Permission granted to copy for non-profit purposes.

 

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 To Identify Tests on a Particular Topic 


  • 6742
    ETS Test Collection Database 1900 - current
    Identifies educational and psychological tests and research measures.
  • 6674
    PsycINFO Via Ovid 1969 - current
    Identifies articles, books and dissertations in psychology and related subjects, many with links to full text.
  • 6842
    PsycINFO (historical) Via Ovid 1806 - current
    Identifies older articles, books, and dissertations in psychology and related fields.

Tests in Print VI.  Ref. Stacks BF 176 .B96   (VII on order)

 Arranged by title with classified subject index. Provides publication information and citations to reviews in MMYBs. Indexes MMYB  9-current.

 

Tests; a Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education and Business.  Latest in Ref., earlier in Rhees Stacks.

BF 176 .T43 2003   (2007 on order)

 

Mental Measurements Yearbook  Latest in Ref., earlier in Rhees Stacks.  BF 431 .A1B96m  Comprehensive index at http://www.unl.edu/buros/bimm/html/index00.html

Sometimes referred to as Buros after the original editor. Reviews standardized tests. Not an annual publication and not cumulative. Tests in Print  (Ref. Stacks BF 176 .B96) indexes recent MMYBs. Indexed by broad subjects (Classified Subject Index), subtest scores, author, publisher.

 

Directory of Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures Latest in Ref., earlier in Rhees Stacks.  BF 431 .D25  (v. 9 on order)

Covers non-standardized research measures for education, psychology, and sociology that have been announced or published in journals. All volumes are indexed by subject; since vol. 3, a cumulative author index is included. Title Index for vols. 1-7 at Ref. BF 431 J29 2001.

 

Measures for Clinical Practice.  Latest in Ref., earlier in Rhees stacks.   BF 176 .C66 2000  (2007 on order)

Contains some complete measures

 

Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques, vol. 1-3.  Ref. HQ 728 .T68 2001

Vols. 1-2 describe tests for various aspects of family life.  Vol. 3 contains some complete measures. 

 

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Test Reviews, Validity, Reliability 

 

Mental Measurements Yearbook   Latest in Ref., earlier in Rhees stacks.  BF 431 .A1B96m  Comprehensive Index at http://www.unl.edu/buros/bimm/html/index00.html

Sometimes referred to as Buros after the original editor. Review standardized tests. Not an annual publication and not cumulative. Tests in Print VI (Ref. Stacks BF 176 .B96) indexes recent MMYBs. If a review discusses an older edition of the test you are using,, or if the review is older and you need more recent articles, search the test name in journal indexes (see below).

Indexed by broad subjects (Classified Subject Index), subtest scores, author, publisher.

 

Test Critiques   Latest in Ref., earlier in Rhees stacks.  BF 176 .T419

Detailed test descriptions, selected references, and reviews of many well-known tests. Use the cumulative index in the latest volume to locate a review. Entries are alphabetical within volumes.

 

Test Manuals

        Manuals published with tests often give information on development, reliability, and norming. Some publishers provide more information than others and some issue separate technical reports. Consult publishers catalogs on the web if we don't have a manual in the Test Collection. If we do, it may be reviewed in the library by researchers and by students learning about testing. Print tests and manuals may not be copied, borrowed (except with special prior permission for two hours for a class presentation), or used to administer the test because of copyright restrictions and special purchase agreements. See section on "UR LIBRARY TEST COLLECTION" for more information

 

.Journal Literature and Research Reports


More up-to-date reviews may appear in journal articles. Combine test title or subject with terms such as Test Reliability, Test Reviews, or Test Validity, or with terms for special populations in these databases:

 


  • 6674
    PsycINFO Via Ovid 1969 - current
    Identifies articles, books and dissertations in psychology and related subjects, many with links to full text.
  • 6842
    PsycINFO (historical) Via Ovid 1806 - current
    Identifies older articles, books, and dissertations in psychology and related fields.
  • 6610
    ERIC Via FirstSearch 1966 - current
    Identifies journal articles (EJs) and documents (EDs) in education and related fields.
  • 33839
    ETS ReSEARCHER Current
    Indexes ETS publications as well as ETS-authored journal articles, books, book chapters, and papers published in other sources.

 

 

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Background and Issues in Testing 


Test construction, validity, bias, alternative assessment, computerized testing, graduation requirements, etc., are often discussed in books and articles.

 

BOOKS

The following subject headings and call numbers may be helpful, but more specific subtopics of testing may have other call numbers. Use Subject, Keyword, Boolean, or Advanced searching in the Voyager catalog or ask for help at the Rush Rhees Reference Desk.

 

Educational Tests and Measurements  LB 3051, LB 2822, LB 2823, LB1131
Intelligence Tests  BF 431
Personality Tests  BF 698.4
Psychological Tests  BF 176
Psychological Tests for Children  BF 722
Psychometrics  BF 39

 

JOURNAL INDEXES

Use the databases listed under Test Reviews.


SELECTED HANDBOOKS 


Handbook of Psychological Assessment. 5th ed. Gary Groth-Marnat.  Rhees Stacks BF 176 .G76 2009
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children. 2nd ed.  Bernard Spodek, ed.  Ref. LB 1119 .H25 2006
Handbook of Personality Assessment.  Irving B. Weiner.  2008

Achieving State and National Literacy Goals: a long uphill road.  Carnegie Corporation.  LC 151 .A25 2005

 

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U of R Library Test Collection       

 

      The Rush Rhees Reference Department has a small collection of sample educational and psychological tests and test manuals available for review use only. (See Test Collection Use Policy.) Print tests may not be copied, borrowed (except with prior permission from Ellen or Kathy for two hours for a class presentation), or used to administer the test because of copyright restrictions and special purchase agreements. Tests on Microfiche may be copied; any reference to them should credit the authors who appear on the first frame of the fiche. Other permitted uses are explained on the fiche.

      Tests are not listed in the Voyager Catalog, so check your title in the drawers marked TESTS in the small card catalog near the public workstations. (For most tests, we have only title cards. There are subject cards for some aspects of personality and reading.) If you find the title you want, give the call number to a Reference Desk staff member. TESTS ARE AT THE ANNEX, SO NEED TO BE REQUESTED AT LEAST THE DAY BEFORE YOU NEED THEM,  When they arrive, you'll need to leave your name and phone number while you have the tests.

      If a title is not listed, check your source to see if it was published in a book or journal, or check the ETS Test Database (see link under To Identify).  Occasionally tests appear on the web, if the author is willing to share them with anyone. Search by title or author, if you know where the person works.  Ask for more information at the Reference Desk.

 

NOTE: Tests for U of R courses are not in this collection.

 

For help with research on tests, or with using any library resources, ask at the Rush Rhees Reference Desk, or contact Ellen Cronk (275-9296; ecronk@library.rochester.edu) or Kathy McGowan (275-9302).

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