About Us

The Buros Center operates as an independent, non-profit organization within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Center is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The Center’s strong tradition of integrity coupled with its progressive vision has made it a premier research and resource center for testing that continues to influence the use and understanding of measurements. The work of the Center serves to enhance the quality of tests and to provide evaluation services and research leadership essential to improving the science and practice of testing and assessment.

What We Do

The Buros Center for Testing shares its expertise in assessment-related endeavors by providing critical appraisals of tests and descriptive information, offering psychometric consultation services, and developing deeper understanding of testing and assessment practices. We function as the world’s premier test review center, as well as a provider of outreach efforts related to our mission to improve testing, assessment, and measurement practices through consultation and education, with special emphases in psychology and education. The Oscar K. Buros Library of Mental Measurements houses the largest collection of commercially available tests in the world.

Our Mission

The Buros Center for Testing operates as an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment.

Individuals interested in the history of the Buros Center for Testing may wish to view a brief slideshow tracing its founding and major developments over the past 80+ years. It is available in PDF and PowerPoint formats. The slideshow is not copyrighted, and royalty-free permission is granted for use in classes or other educational and professional applications.

Contact Information

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
21 Teachers College Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0348
(402) 472-6203
Zoe McManaman,
Office Associate