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Tests & Measures

Selected Documents on the Web

These documents pertain to the identification, evaluation, and use of tests and measures.

Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education
•Prepared by the Joint Committee on Testing Practices, 2005

Description: Presents standards for educational test developers and users in these areas:
        A. Developing and Selecting Appropriate Tests
        B. Administering and Scoring Tests
        C. Reporting and Interpreting Test Results
        D. Informing Test Takers


Statement on the Use of Secure Psychological Tests in the Education of Graduate and Undergraduate Psychology Students

•Prepared by the American Psychological Association Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment (CPTA), 1994

       A. Security of Test Materials
       B. Testing Demonstrations
       C. Teaching Students to Administer and Score Tests
       D. Using Tests in Research


Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers: Guidelines and Expectations
•Available from the American Psychological Association Science Directorate (n.d.): FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests
Description: Information about published and unpublished psychological tests and measures, i.e.,

        Section 1: Published Psychological Tests
        A. Finding Information on a Particular Test
        B. Finding a Particular Type of Test
        C. Locating a Specific Test
        D. Locating Test Publishers
        E. Purchasing Tests
        F. Test References
        G. Available Software and Scoring Services
        H. Additional Information on the Proper Use of Tests

        Section 2: Unpublished Psychological Tests and Measures
        A. Printed Directories
        B. Other Directories

        Section 3: Additional Information on the Proper Use of Tests


Questions to Ask When Evaluating Tests
•By Lawrence M. Rudner, ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, 1994

Description: A good summary that addresses key standards regarding test evaluation, i.e.,
        A. Test Coverage and Use
        B. Appropriate Samples for Test Validation and Norming
        C. Reliability
        D. Criterion Validity
        E. Content Validity
        F. Construct Validity
        G. Test Administration
        H. Test Reporting
        I. Test and Item Bias