Educational and Psychological Tests and Measures
About This Guide
This guide presents the resources the education librarian considers to be the most important academic databases to search, the leading journals to follow, and so forth. You’ll also find some tips to help you evaluate sources, organize your work, and accomplish your literature review.
If you are new to this topic, you may want to begin by finding background information through an encyclopedia such as Wikipedia or Britannica Online, though in most cases it is not appropriate to cite these in a college-level paper. Anyone can contribute content in Wikipedia – so watch out for biased viewpoints, incomplete or simply incorrect material.
Use these databases to discover articles, books, and other literature on your topic. Note that if you come across a citation without full text attached, do not assume the library has no access. Learn this nearly foolproof way to Get the Full Text of an Article.
BU Libraries Search
Our Search represents by far the most comprehensive grouping of resources we’ve ever been able to provide. You can find extensive search tips on our site, build an eShelf, and export citations to RefWorks.
Off-campus users need to set two “Scholar Preferences” to take advantage of library subscriptions: type “Boston University” in Library Links and also choose RefWorks next to Bibliography Manager.
Other important databases:
The best way to discover articles is to search databases (try Search) – you will be searching millions of records at once. But following journal literature periodically is still a very important aspect of scholarship. Depending on the provider, you may be able to set up Table of Contents alerts, save personalized searches, or even contribute to the editorial process.
Find each title below through our Search. The following journals are leading in this field.
Applied Measurement in Education
Educational and Psychological Measurement
Journal of Educational Measurement
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Discovering our print books and eBooks can be done through Search. Additionally, for more comprehensive literature reviews I suggest going beyond what BU already owns by using WorldCat. Current members of the BU community can borrow books that we don’t own through our interlibrary borrowing services. Other important book tools include the Internet Archive, Google Books, and of course Amazon.com.
- Education Standards
- Educational Tests and Measurements
- Psychological Tests
- Psychological Tests for Children
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Selected List of Titles
Academic Skills Problems : Direct Assessment and Intervention
Education LB1029. R4 S5 2011
Assessing Students in the Margin : Challenges, Strategies, and Techniques
Education LB3051 .A76643 2011
Assessment as Learning : Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning
Education LB3051 .E19 2013
Beyond Standardized Truth : Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment
Education (In Process until 3/18/2013)
Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College
Mugar LB2368 .W35 2010
Essentials of Response to Intervention
Education LB2822.75 .V373 2010
Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment
Education Reference BF432.5 .W42 F58 2009
Improving Formative Assessment Practice to Empower Student Learning
Education LB2822.75 .I52 2012
The Learning Sciences in Educational Assessment : The Role of Cognitive Models
Mugar LB3051 .L425 2011
Making Schools Work : New Evidence on Accountability Reforms
Mugar LB3051 .B78 2011
Measuring College Learning Responsibly: Accountability in a New Era
Mugar LB2366.2 .S53 2010
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Print: (1940-2010+) Education Reference Z5814.P8 B91 Online (9th edition to the present)
Mental Measurements Yearbook, produced by the Buros Institute, contains information about and reviews of all English-language standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas.
For each test, MMY provides the name of the test author, publication information, scoring information, and the number of the Mental Measurements Yearbook in which the test was described originally. Each record includes an overview of the test, a description of the test materials and time needed, and one or more reviews of the test.
description adapted from the MMY
Mugar BF39 .M487 2010
Education Reference BF176 .T419
Tests : A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education and Business
Mugar Reference BF176 .T43 2008
Tests in Microfiche Annotated Index
Education Reference Z5814.P8 T37
Tests in Print
Education Reference Z5814.E9 T47
Testwise : Understanding Educational Assessment
Mugar LB3051 .O34 2011 V. 1
WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention
Mugar BF432.5.W42 W57 2008
PERL Test Collection
Within the Pickering Library, we have a printed index to our test collection. Please come to our circulation desk and ask to see the “Test Collection Index”. Most of these tests can not be copied or administered without prior approval from the author or publisher.
ETS Test Collection
Please see the ETS website for a searchable collection and for some pay-for-access pdf tests. Many of these tests are also available on microfiche in the Pickering Educational Resources Library. In BU Libraries Search, search the keywords “Test Collection” and then apply the limiter for “Available in library”. Approximately 1200 of these tests may be copied and/or administered.
Measures for Clinical Practice and Research
Mugar Reference and Education Reference BF176 .C66 2007
Guides and Organizations
- APA’s Testing Information Clearinghouse
- National Council on Measurement in Education
- Yahoo’s Education Standards and Testing