Clearinghouse

Below are a listing of links to informational and educational resources on testing, assessment and measurement.

Lists/Searchable Databases for Tests/Assessments

TopicTitleSource
Database of Braille, Large Print, Sound, and E-file Tests and Resources Louis Database of Accessible Materials American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.
STEM Measures Compendium of Research Instruments for STEM Education: Part II Measuring Students’ Content Knowledge, Reasoning Skills, and Psychological Attributes Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE)
Information for 25,000+ standardized measures and research instruments ETS Test Collection ETS
Detailed descriptions of 3,500+ tests Buros Test Reviews Online (TROL) Buros Center for Testing

Online Resources

AudienceTopicTitleAuthor(s)DateSource
Education STEM Measures Compendium of Research Instruments for STEM Education: Part I Teachers Practices, PCK, and Content Knowledge Understanding Achievement Tests: A Guide for School Administrators Minner, D., Ericson, E., Wu, S., & Martinez, A. 2012 Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE)
Education Overview of Testing & Assessment Understanding Achievement Tests: A Guide for School Administrators Rudner, L., Plake, B. & Conoley, J. 1989 ERIC Clearinghouse and Buros Institute of Mental Measurements
Education Classroom Assessment Guidelines Guiding Principles of Classroom Assessment Illinois State Board of Education 2015 Illinois State Board of Education
Education Criterion-referenced Test Using CRTs in Program Curriculum Evaluation Osterlind, Steven J. 1988 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
Education Performance Assessment Using Portfolios of Student Work in Instruction and Assessment Arter, Judy A. & Spandel, Vicki 1992 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
Education Performance Assessment Design and Development of Performance Assessment Stiggins, Richard J. 1987 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
Education Performance Assessment Assessing Student Achievement with Term Paper and Written Reports Brookhart, Susan M. 1993 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
Education Classroom Assessment High Quality Classroom Assessment: What Does it Really Mean? Stiggins, Richard J. 1992 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
Education Overview: Testing & Assessment Assessment Literacy Project: Modules 1-21 Kansas State Department of Education & Popham, W. James 2014 Kansas State Department of Education (KDE)
Legislators Overview: Testing & Assessment Thinking about Tests and Testing: A Short Primer in "Assessment Literacy" Bracey, Gerald W. 2000 American Youth Policy Forum
General Measurement Theory A Conceptual Introduction to Item Response Theory (IRT): Parts 1-6 Cook, Karon F. 2013 YouTube Video
General Measurement Theory Comparison of 1-, 2- and 3-parameter IRT Models Harris, Deborah 1989 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
General Measurement Theory Generalizability Theory Brennan, Robert L. 1992 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
General Reliability Understanding Reliability Traub, Ross E. & Rowley, Glenn L. 1991 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
General Standards Setting Setting Performance Standards: Contemporary Methods Cizek, Gregory J., Bunch, Michael B. & Koons, Heather 2004 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
General Test Review/Evaluation Using a Mental Measurements Yearbook Review to Evaluate a Test Nitko, Anthony J.   Buros Center for Testing
General Test Review/Evaluation Using a Mental Measurements Yearbook Review and Other Materials to Evaluate a Test Nitko, Anthony J.   Buros Center for Testing
General Test Information Finding Information About Psychological Tests APA Science Directorate   American Psychological Association (APA)
General Test Construction/Development Guidelines for the Development of Item Banks Ward, Annie W. & Murray-Ward, Mildred 1994 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
General Scoring & Reporting Quality Control Procedures in the Scoring, Equating, and Reporting of Test Scores Allalouf, Avi 2007 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)
General Standards Setting A Primer on Setting Cut Scores on Tests of Educational Achievement Zieky, Michael & Perie, Marianne 2006 Educational Testing Service (ETS)