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Psychological and Educational Measurement Instruments Guide

Overview to Finding Tests

  • Finding specific tests and measures can be challenging. In some cases, you'll only find a description or review of the test and not the test itself. You may also find a partial test or fragment of a test rather than a complete test.

  • Not all tests are readily available. In order to obtain and administer may published* psychological tests (commercial tests), one must be a licensed professional or meet certain criteria; also, many published tests are only available for purchase.

  • Non-published** or non-commercial tests may be obtained more easily. They can appear in books, journal articles, or in other sources. Identifying and locating them may take some time and patience.

  • In brief, finding tests may require looking in several different electronic and/or print resources.

*Published: Widely-used tests with established validity, reliability, and norms (e.g., standardized tests); usually commercially published and must be ordered or purchased from a publisher.

**Non-published: Non-commercial tests that have been developed or modified for controlled research studies. Some may have established validity and reliability, some may not. Sometimes printed in articles and books.

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