Educational and Psychological Tests and Measures

About This Guide

This guide presents some resources about educational tests and measures. Highlighted are the Pickering Educational Resources Library (PERL) Test Collection at BU, eBooks, and other ways to find full text tests.

Test and Measure Restrictions

Many tests and measures come with restrictions, especially if it is a well known, commercially available test that is expensive. Try searching Mental Measurements Yearbook to find an entry for your test. If the test you want to use is in this database, chances are it comes with restrictions on who can buy, administer or even photocopy it.

Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests In Print

Finding a Test

If you already know the name of the test you want, first try finding it within BU Libraries Search. Be sure to see the “PERL Test Collection” section of this guide below for more information on finding the tests we have in physical form.

To discover FULL TEXT tests and measures:

Note: Within PsycINFO, you can find articles with measures attached in full text. Try entering append* as a keyword (this will retrieve articles with appendices, where tests are often contained), AND also use the “TM Tests and Measures” drop-down menu option.

Proquest Dissertations & Theses
Note: Occasionally dissertations will contain full text measures. In this database, try searching (test or measure) along with keywords, and then closely read the abstracts to find out if one is available.

Search for Books with Tests
Note: Some books also contain full text measures. Follow the instructions at this website carefully. If you find a result that interests you, open a new browser window to the BU Libraries home page and search for that book title in quotes to see if we have print or online access to it.

Also see the “Books” section of this guide below for other book sources of full text measures – including eBooks.

Other Databases with Literature about Tests and Measures

Applied social sciences index and abstracts (Online)

Child Development and Adolescent Studies

Education Full Text

Educator’s reference complete

ERIC Education Resources Information Center.



Psychology and behavioral sciences collection

PERL Test Collection

The Pickering Educational Resources Library Test Collection is a physical collection of thousands of measures. The bulk of the collection is from the 1970s and 80s, but some items are the most recent editions available. To learn more, see our detailed information about the PERL Test Collection.


The following journals provide literature on tests and measures. Find these titles within BU Libraries Search.

Applied Measurement in Education
Educational and Psychological Measurement
Educational Assessment
Journal of Educational Measurement
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science


Selected List of Available eBooks

Assessing children's well-being a handbook of measures

Assessment and treatment of childhood problems a clinician's guide

Assessment scales in depression, mania, and anxiety

Designing Assessment for Quality Learning

Exacting beauty theory, assessment, and treatment of body image disturbance

Handbook of Resilience in Children

Measuring health a guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Measuring Intimate Partner Violence

MMPI-2 a practitioner's guide

Positive psychological assessment a handbook of models and measures

Quality of life the assessment, analysis and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes

Youth Violence: Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Influences Among Youths

Selected List of Available Print Books

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 LB1050.46 .F48 2012

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

Handbook of Psychiatric Measures

Mugar Reference RC473.P78 A46 2008

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

Measures for Clinical Practice and Research

Mugar Reference BF176 .C66 2013

Measuring College Learning Responsibly: Accountability in a New Era

Mugar LB2366.2 .S53 2010


Mugar BF39 .M487 2010

Test Critiques

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

Testwise : Understanding Educational Assessment

Mugar LB3051 .O34 2011 V. 1

WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention

Mugar BF432.5.W42 W57 2008

Searching for More

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

Example Subject Headings for Searches

  • Education Standards
  • Educational Tests and Measurements
  • Psychological Tests
  • Psychological Tests for Children
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children