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SPED5310: Orientation to Psychological Testing: Psychology Websites

Web Site Evaluation

While it may seem easier to do a web search for information rather than use a library database, you need to critically evaluate web sites. While there are numerous web pages that describe how to evaluate a web site, here are a few that you may find useful:

Evaluation Criteria: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Website Evaluation Wizard

Testing & Assessment

Buros Center for Testing: Test Reviews Online

Use this page to find citations for all tests found in the Mental Measurements Yearbook series. Reviews cannot be viewed online, but are available in the Library's Reference collection (REF BF176.M467). Please refer to Saint Mary's University or Minnesota's Locating Citation Information and Citing Test Reviews from Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook guide for information on citing test reviews.

ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation

Provides balanced information concerning educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology. A good site for information on testing; includes sections on 'Test Locator' and 'Assessment FAQs,' etc.

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)

Funded by the U.S. government, CRESST conducts research on important issues related to K-12 educational testing: their website includes a number of publications, policy briefs, and newsletters geared toward educational testing.

Testing and Assessment from the APA

A collection of information on psychological testing from the American Psychological Association including guidelines, a FAQ, and suggested sources of information.