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American Psychological Association (APA) Sites
FAQ on Finding Information About Psychological Tests
"The APA Science Directorate answers hundreds of calls and emails each year from persons trying to locate the right test or find more information about psychological tests. APA neither sells nor endorses testing instruments, but it does provide guidance in using available resources to find psychological tests. Answers to frequently asked questions are provided here." (Quote is from the website itself.)
ETS employees "conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies." This page contains their research reports and videos. (Quote is from the ETS website.)
Buros Institute Websites
"Buros is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment." (Quote is from the mission statement on the Buros website.)
Test Reviews Online
The Buros Institute hosts "Test Reviews Online," a web-based search engine. Test reviews are available for a fee and are "exactly as they appear in the 9th through the most recent Mental Measurements Yearbooks." These 1985 - present editions of the Yearbooks are available at many academic and larger public libraries. The library of Columbia College owns them. (Quote is from http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/find-tests.aspx.)
Here you will find:
1) Educational resources with "guides and lessons to support the appropriate use and selection of tests." (Quote is from the website itself.)
2) A clearinghouse with "links to informational and educational resources on testing and measurement." (Quote is from the website itself.)
3) Standards, codes, and guidelines.
The FAQ Page of the Buros Website
Much helpful information is contained in the answers posted for frequently asked questions.
Look at the sites below for definitions of terms used in the testing, assessment, and measurement field.