Evaluating Test Quality Webinar Series

Evaluating test quality: Advice from Mental Measurements Yearbook reviewers


Since 1938 the Mental Measurements Yearbook has served practitioners and the public by publishing evaluative, timely, and consumer-oriented reviews of commercially available tests. These reviews are written by experts in various fields to inform test selection and use. The presenters in this webinar series include some of our leading reviewers who will share their advice about how to evaluate different types of tests and the technical characteristics of tests. Please email Dr. Jessica L. Jonson with questions about the webinar series.


  • Professionals, Academics, and Graduate Students
  • Test Developers: those who create, sponsor, publish, or market tests and assessments
  • Test Users: those who review, select, administer, score, interpret, and use tests and assessments for decision-making

Presenters & Topics

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PresenterAffiliation, TitleTopicWebinar DateWebinar Time
Nicholas F. Benson, PhD Baylor University, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Evaluating Tests of Intelligence Oct. 27, 2016 (Thursday) Click to View Recording
Hoi Suen, EdD Penn State University, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology Guiding Principles for Evaluating an Educational or Psychological Assessment Nov. 11, 2016 (Friday) Click to View Recording
William Schafer, EdD University of Maryland, Emeritus Professor of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation Evaluating the Definition of a Test Domain Jan. 26, 2017 (Thursday) Click to View Recording
Rosemary Flanagan, PhD ABPP Touro College, Professor Screening and Progress Monitoring Tools: Issues and Implications for Clinical and School Psychologists Feb. 16, 2017 (Thursday) Click to View Recording
Michael G. Kavan, PhD Creighton University School of Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs Evaluating Clinical Screening Measures Feb. 22, 2017 (Wednesday) Click to View Recording
Thomas P. Hogan, PhD University of Scranton, Professor of Psychology How to Evaluate and Review a Test: Reflections of a Long-Time Mental Measurements Yearbook Reviewer Mar. 22, 2017 (Wednesday) Click to View Recording