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WWW Sites on Assessment

The majority of tests and assessment scales are not available through the Web, although organizations involved in assessment do have Web sites that provide descriptions of tests and information on how to obtain them. Here is a list of some of the best sites:

  • The American Psychological Association responds to a large number of testing questions each day. Responses are included on their Web site in the "Frequently Asked Questions" section. If you can't find what you need on APA's Web site, you can contact the Science Directorate at (202) 336-6000 or via e-mail at
  • The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, founded in 1939, promotes appropriate test selection, utilization, and practice and works to encourage improved test development and research. Their Web site includes information on how to effectively use their publications and provides links to other organizations involved in assessment issues. It also provides a link to their Test Locator, jointly developed with the Educational Testing Service. The Locator provides descriptions and availability information on over 10,000 tests.
  • The Educational Testing Service focuses almost exclusively on educational testing. The Tests & Services Directory offers information on test preparation, administration, and appropriate usage.