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Educational Testing and Measurement

A Guide to Select Resources

Bibliographies and Guides || Disabilities Testing || Early Childhood || Encyclopedias || ERIC Descriptors || Goals and Standards || Handbooks, Manuals || Journals || Keyword Searching (ERIC) || Organizations || Standards ||  Subject Headings (Online Catalog)   || Tests, Test Reviews, Interpreting Tests

ERIC Descriptors

ERIC Thesaurus of Descriptors

Companies that index journal articles create subject heading systems of their own to facilitate
searching. The headings used to describe the subject matter of individual articles are called
index terms, descriptors, or controlled vocabulary. 

Sample ERIC Descriptors for Testing and Measurement ( Search ERIC )

Achievement tests
Cognitive Measurement
Cognitive tests
Criterion referenced tests
Diagnostic tests
Educational assessment
Educational testing
Intelligence tests
Mathematics tests
Measurement objectives
Measurement techniques
Multiple choice tests
Norm referenced tests
Performance based assessment
Personality measures
Psychological testing
Reading tests
Standardized tests
Standards
Test coaching
Test construction
Test format
Test interpretation
Test items
Test reliability
Test reviews
Test use
Test validity
Test wiseness
Testing problems
Testing programs

Keyword searching (in Search ERIC )

Names of tests

    Example: Diagnostic Inventory for Screening Children

Widely accepted phrases

    Example: Teaching to the test

Library of Congress Subject Headings (Library Online Catalog Lookup by Subject)

Ability Testing
Academic achievement
--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Discrimination in education--United States
Education--Research--Methodolgy
Educational psychology--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Educational tests and measurements --Design and construction.
Educational tests and measurements--United States
Examinations--Design and construction
Intelligence tests
Personality assessment
Psychological tests --Design and construction
Psychological tests
Test bias --United States
Tests--Validity

Corporate Authors (Library Online Catalog Look up by Author)

Educational Testing Service Test Collection (searchable but no copies of tests)
http://www.ets.org/testcoll/index.html

National Assessment of Educational Progress (The Nation's Report Card)
http://nces01.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/site/home.asp
NAEP Publications at Spring Hill College 

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Educational Research. 6 th ed. Edited by Marvin C. Alkin.
New York : Macmillan, 1992. LB 15 .E48 1992 vol. 1-4 REFERENCE

        See especially articles on test construction and testing .

International Encyclopedia of National Systems of Education. 2 nd ed. 
Edited by T. Neville Postelthwaite. Tarryton, N.Y. : Pergamon, 1995. LB43.I584 1995 REFERENCE

Bibliographies and Guides

The Thirteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook . James C. Impara and Barbara S. Plake.
Lincoln, Neb. : The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln :
University of Nebraska Press, 1998. LB3051 .M4 1998 REFERENCE

The Twelfth Mental Measurements Yearbook . Jane Close Conoley and James C. Impara, editors.
Lincoln, Neb. : The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln :
University of Nebraska Press, 1995. LB3051 .M4 1995 REFERENCE

Subject:
ExaminationsóBibliography
Educational tests and measurementsóBibliography
Ability--TestingóBibliography
Intelligence testsóBibliography
Psychological testsóBibliography

Handbooks and Manuals

Educational Measurement. 3 rd ed. Edited by Robert L. Linn. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx, 1993.
LB 3051 .E266 1993 REFERENCE

    Contents:    Pt. I Theory and general principles
                            Pt. II    Construction, administration and scoring
                            Pt. III   Applications

Handbook of Research of the Education of Young Children. Edited by Bernard Spodek.
New York : Macmillan, 1993. LB 1119 .H25 1993 REFERENCE

        See especially chapter 28 Young Children and Measurement : Standardized
        and Nonstandardized Instruments.

Kubiszyn, Tom. Educational Testing and Measurement : Classroom Application and Practice . 5th ed.
New York : HarperCollins College Publishers, c1996. LB3051 .K8 1996 STACKS

    Subject:
    Educational tests and measurements--United States

Payne, David A. Applied Educational Assessment . Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub. Co., c1997.
Disk located on Library Reserve.
LB3051 .P334 1997 STACKS

    Subject:
    Educational tests and measurementsóUnited States--Design and construction
    Academic achievement--United States--Testing
    Education--Aims and objectives--United States

Sax, Gilbert. Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement and Evaluation . 4th ed.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, c1997. LB3051 .S267 1997 STACKS

Tests, Test Reviews and Interpreting Tests

Educational Testing Service. The ETS Test Collection catalog . 2nd ed. Phoenix, Ariz. :
Oryx Press, 1993- . LB3051 .E79 vol. 1-6 REFERENCE

    Contents:
    v. 1 Achievement tests and measurement devices
    v. 2. Vocational tests and measurement devices
    v. 3. Tests for Special Populations
    v. 4. Cognitive aptitude and intelligence tests
    v. 5. Attitude Tests
    v. 6. Affective Measures and Personality Tests

Educational Testing Service Test Collection (searchable but no copies of tests)
http://www.ets.org/testcoll/index.html

Publications of the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements  
http://www.unl.edu/buros/catalog.html

Buros Test Review Locator - Search 
http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp

Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education 
http://www.apa.org/science/fairtestcode.html

Commissioned Reviews of 250 Psychological Tests . John Maltby, Ed. Lewiston, N.Y. : 
E. Mellen Press, c2000. BF176 .C65 2000 vol 1-2. REFERENCE

Lyman, Howard Burbeck. Test Scores and What They Mean . 6th ed. Boston : Allyn and
Bacon, c1998. LB3060.8 .L85 1998

    Subject:
    Educational tests and measurements
    Educational tests and measurementsóValidity
    Psychological tests--Interpretation
    Psychological tests--Validity

Tests : a Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business .
Richard C. Sweetland, Daniel J. Keyser, general editors. 2nd ed. Kansas City : Test Corp. of
America, c1986. BF176 .T43 1986 REFERENCE

    Subject:
    Psychological tests
    Educational tests and measurements

Tests in Print V: an Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests . Edited by Linda
L. Murphy, Jane Close Conoley, and James C. Impara. Lincoln, Neb. : Buros Institute of Mental
Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
BF698.5 .B878 1999 vol. 1-2 REFERENCE

Tests in Print IV : an Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests . Edited by Linda
L. Murphy, Jane Close Conoley, and James C. Impara. Lincoln, Neb. : Buros Institute of Mental
Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Z5814 .E9 T47 1994 VOL.1-2 REFERENCE

Tests in Print III : an Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests. Edited by James
V. Mitchell, Jr. Lincoln, Neb. : Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln :
University of Nebraska Press, 1983. LB3051 .T4 1983 REFERENCE 

Standards , Assessment, and Accountability

U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
http://ericae.net/eac/

Includes guidance for identifying schools in need of improvement or corrective action,
Title I assessment requirements, review of state assessment systems, decision letters, etc.

Disabilities Testing

Thurlow, Martha L. Testing Students with Disabilities : Practical Strategies for Complying with
District and State Requirements.
Martha L. Thurlow, Judy L. Elliott, James E. Ysseldyke.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c1998. LB3051 .T526 1998 STACKS

    Contents:
    Accommodations to consider
    Assessment accommodations : who is eligible? for what?
    Collaboration for success in testing students with disabilities
    Deciding whether a student should take the district or state test
    Gaining support from above : what needs to happen?
    Implementation : where reality hits the road.
    Involving parents in testing decisions
    Reporting accountability and assessment results
    Rethinking the IEP
    The ultimate accommodation : an alternate assessment
    Why students with disabilities should be in district and statewide accountability systems

        Subject:
        Handicapped children--EducationóAbility testing--United States

Early Childhood Testing

Gullo, Dominic F. Understanding Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education .
New York, N.Y. : Teachers College Press, c1994. LB3051 .G85 1994 STACKS

    Subject:
    Early childhood education--United States--Evaluation

Goals and Standards

Alabama Department of Education. Education Web.
World Wide Web. http://www.alsde.edu

Alabama Department of Education. Courses of Study.
World Wide Web. http://www.alsde.edu/html/CoursesOfStudy.asp

Alabama Department of Education. Alabama School Report Cards.
World Wide Web. http://www.alsde.edu/html/reports_menu.asp

National Education Goals Panel. Data Volume for the National Education Goals Report .
Vol. 1, National Data. Washington, D.C. : U. S. Government Printing Office, 1994.
ED 1.1/3:994/v. 1 GOVDOCREF

National Education Goals Panel. Data Volume for the National Education Goals Report .
Vol. 2, State Data. Washington, D.C. : U. S. Government Printing Office, 1994.
ED 1.1/3:994/v. 2 GOVDOCREF

Ravitch, Diane. National Standards in American Education : a Citizen's Guide .
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, c1995. LB3060.83 .R38 1995 STACKS

    Subject: Education--Standards--United States

Reese, C. M. NAEP 1996 Mathematics State Report for Alabama : 
Findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Washington, D.C. : National Center for Educational Statistics, 1997.
ED 1.302:M 42/14/AL GOVDOCREF 

National Assessment of Educational Progress (The Nation's Report Card)
http://nces01.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/site/home.asp
NAEP Publications at Spring Hill College 

Journals

Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation

An on-line journal supported by the Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation at 
the University of Maryland, College Park. Its purpose is to provide education professionals access to 
refereed articles that can have a positive impact on assessment, research, evaluation, and teaching practice

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis ( ProQuest Education Journals )

Educational Measurement, Issues and Practice ( ProQuest Education Journals )

Content Contact:  Bret Heim

Content revised:  8/04

Last Update:
August 2005
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