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Welcome to the Tests & Measures Guide.

This guide will show you how to search for articles, tests, and test reviews, descriptions and reproductions both online and in print.


What Are They?

What are Tests & Measures?

Tests and Measures are standardized instruments, including questionnaires, inventories and scales that are used to evaluate populations, individuals or processes.


What Do I Search For?

To get the best search results for your assignment, you need to consider the following questions:

  • What type of resources do I need?
    • Do I need test reviews, the actual instrument or both?
    • Am I looking for a specific test, or for tests on a certain subject?
    • Do I need research studies that have used specific tests?
  • Where should I look?
    • What database or other resources will have what I need?
    • Am I looking for a test that has been commercially published?
    • Is the test in print?
  • What do I need the resources for?
    • Will I need to use the tests on subjects? What permissions do I need to get?

Why Can't I Get the Actual Test?

The library offers print resources, databases, and links to online materials to help you locate these Tests & Measures materials.

However, it is often difficult to find the actual testing instruments because of some or all of the following reasons:

  • Many products are commercially created copyrighted material, requiring a fee for use.
  • Credentials may be required to administer the test.
  • Overexposure could familiarize test-takers with the material and make it less useful.

What are the Responsibilities of Test Users?

Anyone administering a test has several ethical responsibilities.

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