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1 Mental Measurement Yearbook (MMY) Tests in Print (TIP) Test Critiques

2 Mental Measurement Yearbook (MMY)

3 Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) Necessary to have the entire MMY series to find reviews of a particular test ALL test numbers refer to test entry numbers, NOT page numbers – Example: Miller Motivation Scale, 201 (N) Necessary to have the entire MMY series to find reviews of a particular test ALL test numbers refer to test entry numbers, NOT page numbers – Example: Miller Motivation Scale, 201 (N)

4 MMY - Score Index Index to all the scores generated by the test Definitions of variables the test author is trying to measure Index to all the scores generated by the test Definitions of variables the test author is trying to measure

5 MMY - Name Index Horton, A.: test, 78 = Author of test Horton, A.: rev, 86 = Test reviewer Horton, A.: ref, 45 = Name of person referenced in review Horton, A.: test, 78 = Author of test Horton, A.: rev, 86 = Test reviewer Horton, A.: ref, 45 = Name of person referenced in review

6 MMY – Publishers Directory Provides: – Address – Phone – Fax – Web address – address Provides: – Address – Phone – Fax – Web address – address

7 MMY – Subject Index 18 categories listed on 1 st page of subject index – Sample subjects: achievement, behavior assessment, education, mathematics, sensory- motor, vocations, etc. 18 categories listed on 1 st page of subject index – Sample subjects: achievement, behavior assessment, education, mathematics, sensory- motor, vocations, etc.

8 MMY – Acronym Index Use this index if the test is better known by the acronym then the test title – Example: GRE=Graduate Record Examination Use this index if the test is better known by the acronym then the test title – Example: GRE=Graduate Record Examination

9 MMY – Title Index N in parenthesis after the test number indicates the test is new or recently published, and/or that it has not appeared before in any Buros Institute Publication R indicates that the test has been revised or supplemented since last included in a Buros publication N in parenthesis after the test number indicates the test is new or recently published, and/or that it has not appeared before in any Buros Institute Publication R indicates that the test has been revised or supplemented since last included in a Buros publication

10 MMY – Test Entry

11 Tests in Print (TIP)

12 Each volume is comprehensive (TIP V supersedes TIP IV), describing every test that is currently available Necessary to have entire MMY series to find review of a test, only need latest volume of TIP series for comprehensive coverage ALL test numbers refer to test entry numbers, NOT page numbers – Example: Academic Proficiency Battery, 12 Similar MMY indexes except: Each volume is comprehensive (TIP V supersedes TIP IV), describing every test that is currently available Necessary to have entire MMY series to find review of a test, only need latest volume of TIP series for comprehensive coverage ALL test numbers refer to test entry numbers, NOT page numbers – Example: Academic Proficiency Battery, 12 Similar MMY indexes except:

13 TIP – Title Index Numbers without colons refer to in-print tests included in TIP V – Example: Academic Proficiency Battery, 12 can be found in TIP V test number 12 Numbers with colons refer to out of print tests not listed in this volume. Readers are referred to the last volume listing the tests: – T4: 1826 refers to test 1826 in Tests in Print IV – 12:399 refers to test 399 in the 12 th MMY Numbers without colons refer to in-print tests included in TIP V – Example: Academic Proficiency Battery, 12 can be found in TIP V test number 12 Numbers with colons refer to out of print tests not listed in this volume. Readers are referred to the last volume listing the tests: – T4: 1826 refers to test 1826 in Tests in Print IV – 12:399 refers to test 399 in the 12 th MMY

14 TIP – Title Index Where can you find: 13:172 T4: Test 172 in 13 th MMY Test 1385 in TIP IV Test 1420 in volume of TIP that you are currently using

15 TIP – Index of Recently Out-Of-Print Tests Listings of tests that appeared in TIP IV, 12 th MMY, and/or 13 th MMY, but no longer appear in TIP V because tests are now out of print

16 TIP – Subject Index Use the acronym index if the test is better known by the acronym then the test title 19 categories listed on 1 st page of subject index – Sample subjects: achievement, behavior assessment, developmental education, miscellaneous (16 subcategories), personality, reading, etc. Use the acronym index if the test is better known by the acronym then the test title 19 categories listed on 1 st page of subject index – Sample subjects: achievement, behavior assessment, developmental education, miscellaneous (16 subcategories), personality, reading, etc.

17 TIP – Test Entry

18 Test Critiques

19 Test Critique Compendium © tests most often used These major tests are determined by tests that generated largest number of literary references Handy and relatively inexpensive because it is one volume Has author/reviewer index, publisher index, and short 1.5 page long subject index 60 tests most often used These major tests are determined by tests that generated largest number of literary references Handy and relatively inexpensive because it is one volume Has author/reviewer index, publisher index, and short 1.5 page long subject index

20 Test Critiques ©1994 Introduction section Practical applications/uses section Technical aspects section Critique References Introduction section Practical applications/uses section Technical aspects section Critique References

21 ERIC/AE Test Locator – Test Review Locator – Buros Subject Index – Test Review Locator – Buros Subject Index


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