Educator's Reference Desk (Free - Online Resource) Access 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses, among other excellent resources from the Information Institute of Syracuse.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurements "The Buros Institute of Mental Measurements has more than a half-century history of serving the public interest and advancing the field of measurement. By providing professional assistance, expertise, and information to users of commercially published tests, the Institute promotes meaningful and appropriate test selection, utilization, and practice. The Buros Institute encourages improved test development and measurement research through thoughtful, critical analysis of measurement instruments and the promotion of an open dialogue regarding contemporary measurement issues." Use "The Classified Subject Index" to find a test title and the Mental Measurements Yearbook edition (since the 9th in 1985) where reviews can be found. "The Classified Subject Index can be helpful if you are seeking a listing of tests in given subject areas."
ERIC/AE Test Locator The Test Locator is closed. See web site for additional links to other sources of information.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation One of 16 subject-oriented clearinghouses operated by the United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. This website offers an online library of full text articles, ERIC digests, related links, FAQ's, tutorials and access to the ERIC database.
Online Evaluation Resource Library "OERL is composed of plans, instruments, and reports that have been used to conduct evaluations of projects funded by the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). OERL also contains glossaries of evaluation terminology, criteria for best practices, and scenarios illustrating how evaluation resources can be used or adapted."
Current Awareness in Education A monthly bibliography of the most recent educational research from an extensive collection of journals. The searchable and browsable service covers over 200 educational topics.
ERIC/AE Full Text Internet Library "Here you will find links to some of the best full-text books, reports, journal articles, newsletter articles and papers on the Internet that address educational measurement, evaluation and learning theory."
Testing Information Clearinghouse Many of the publications listed are available full-text online. Others may be located at a local library or can be ordered from the publishers.
Performance Assessment Links in Science "What is PALS? PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks."
Things Parents Should Know About Testing (PDF) from the Education Resources Center, part of the document "Parent Handbook. Preschool Transition Project." A series of questions & answers, with relevent information for teachers and administrators.
American School Counseling Association (ASCA) "The American School Counselor Association is the national organization that represents the profession of school counseling. ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices. Our mission is to promote excellence in professional school counseling and the development of all students." Links to ASPA position statements and National Standards for School Counseling Programs.
The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP) "The Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP) is an educational research organization located at Boston College in the School of Education. Since its inception in 1980, CSTEEP has conducted research on: testing, evaluation, and public policy; studies to improve school assessment practices; and international comparative research."
Fairtest: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing "The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound."
National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) "The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation" (from the webpage). The site includes news, publications, listservs, career information and related links.
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