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