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Keyser, Daniel J. (1958-2005). Test critiques. Kansas City, MO : Test Corporation of America.
REF BF176 .T419 1985 Vols. 1-11

Reviews of the most frequently used psychological, educational, and business tests. Each test includes the test title, author, introduction, practical applications/uses, technical aspects, critique and references as well as the reviewers name and institution. Indexes include: test titles, test publishers (address and phone number), test authors/reviewers and subject index. Each new volume cumulates all of the indexes previously covered.

Mental measurements yearbook and supplements. (1938 - 2007). (1st - 17th ed.) Highland Park, N.J. : The Mental Measurements Yearbook.
REF BF431 .B8X

Provides reviews to commercially produced English language tests. Often referred to as "Buros Mental Measurements" after the first editor. Information included with each test is test title, purpose, population, publication date, acronym, scores ( starting in 1985), administration, price, time comments, authors, publisher, cross references as well as the review and references used to reviewer. Each volume includes the following indexes: title, acronyms, classified subject index, publishers directory, index of names (test author, reviewer and references), and score index. The categories for the classified subject index are achievement, behavior assessment, development, education, English, Fine Arts, intelligence and scholastic aptitude, mathematics, miscellaneous, multi-aptitude, neuropsychological, personality, reading, sensory-motor, social studies, speech and hearing, and vocations. No cumulative index is available. Test are reviewed only if a newer revision is made. Search online through the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements (http://www.unl.edu/buros/) web site to find test reviews online, find tests, reviewer information, etc.

Buros, Oscar Krisen. (1970-1975). Personality tests and reviews; including an index to the mental measurements yearbooks. Highland Park, N.J. : Gryphon Press.
REF BF698.5 .B87

Personality tests and reviews (projective and non projective) from the first six Mental Measurements Yearbooks plus addition sources are included through May, 1969. A star before a title indicates a new test and an asterisk indicates a test that has been revised or supplemented. The MMY Test Index shows all tests listed in the first six Mental Measurements Yearbooks by broad subject classification. The MMY Book Review Index lists over 926 books published from 1933 to 1963. The Standards for Educational and Psychological Tests and Manuals is published with an index. Indexes include publishers directory, titles, names, and scanning (personality tests).

Maddox, Taddy. (2008). Tests: a comprehensive reference for assessments in psychology, education, and business. (6th ed.). Austin, Tex. : Pro-Ed.
REF BF176 .T43 2008

Provides information regarding tests available for use by psychologists, educators, and human resource personnel but does not review or evaluate. Tests are arranged broadly by psychology, education and business and each section in divided into narrower categories. Each entry includes test title, author, age, purpose, description, time to administer, type of scoring, cost and publisher. Indexes include: test title, out-of-print tests, hearing-impaired, physically impaired, visually impaired, foreign language availability, computer-scored, author and publisher/distributor.

Murphy, Linda A. (2006). Tests in print VII: an index to tests, test reviews, and the literature on specific tests. Lincoln, Neb.: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln : Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press.
REF LB3051 .T4 2006

This source lists commercially published tests which are still available for purchase. Tests are arranged in alphabetical order. Indexes include: 1. MMY Test Reviewers including the edition of the Mental Measurements Yearbook that the review appeared in. 2. Index of Titles (both in print and out of print tests) including location of tests found in Tests in Print III and MMY Yearbooks from the 9-11th editions. 3. Index of Recently Out-Of-Print Tests. 4. Index of Acronyms with reference to test number. 5. Classified Subject Index - 19 major classifications with tests arranged alphabetically within each category referring to Test In Print IV test number . The classifications are: Achievement, Behavior Assessment, Developmental, Education, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Intelligence and Scholastic Aptitude, Mathematics, Miscellaneous, Multi-Aptitude Batteries, Neuropsychological, Personality, Reading, Science, Sensory-Motor, Social Studies, Speech and Hearing, and Vocations. 6. Publishers Directory and Index including address and test numbers. 7. Index of Names - indicates whether a citation refers to authorship of test, a test review, or a reference for a specific test. 8. Score Index lists all the scores, in alphabetical order, for all the tests in the current volume. "If the kind of score sought is located in a particular test or tests, the reader should then read the test descriptive information carefully to determine whether the test(s) in which the score is found is (are) consistent with reader purpose." Tests in Print II-VI are kept to verify older tests.

 

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