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1 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Listening. Learning. Leading. The Test Collection at ETS Karen McQuillen, Manager, Library Services ETS

2 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service The Test Collection at ETS The Test Collection includes over 22,000 test instruments. Housed in the Brigham Library of ETS. Brigham Library staff indexes, abstracts and maintains the collection.

3 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Identifying New Tests Mental Measurements Yearbook Tests (PRO-ED) Publishers’ Catalogs Scan of Journal Articles Lit. search for articles about tests ERIC PsycINFO –And others….

4 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Obtaining Tests Purchase tests from test publishers. Write to authors whose tests we identify. Receive donations of historical tests from ETS staff members or from collections that are downsizing. –Provides history of educational values of the past. –Sometimes the only documented copy.

5 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service The Test Collection at ETS Many tests in collection are propriety. ETS has signed agreements with publishers to keep them secure. Tests kept in locked cabinets; retrieved by library staff only. The physical collection open to ETS staff only. NO PHOTOCOPYING!

6 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Four resources are generated from the Test Collection at ETS TestLink Tests on Demand Tests in Microfiche Online Test Collection – OTC (forthcoming)

7 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service TestLink –A database: –INFORMATION about test instruments. –Most tests in the collection are not published by ETS.

8 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service TestLink Finding tool Compare to citations with abstracts database – PsycINFO, e.g. No full text availability for most tests –Why? Copyright – no permission to redistribute An exception = Tests on Demand

9 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Tests on Demand Authors give ETS permission to redistribute. Tests scanned and converted to PDF. Downloadable from TestLink database. Available since Over 1100 downloadable tests. $25 distribution fee per test. Immediate availability at your computer.

10 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Tests in Microfiche –Authors give ETS permission to redistribute. –Tests converted to microfiche. –Distributed by: individual test ($15/ea) individual set (approx. 20 tests) ($150/ea) all 30 sets ($4500). –Sets compiled as permission is granted. There’s usually no relationship among the tests in a set. –Index to Tests in Microfiche ($11).

11 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Tests on Demand v. Tests in Microfiche –Tests that had been part of Tests in Microfiche converted to Tests on Demand (PDF). –All new tests added to this collection are converted to PDF only. –Collection of tests available in microfiche is closed.

12 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Online Test Collection - OTC Separate file – not TestLink –Tests on Demand only. –Taking place of Tests in Microfiche. Why? –Students want online / don’t like microfiche. –Convenience –Tests added sooner – no need to wait for until the end of the year for new set. –Storage

13 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Terms of use : What’s in the Collection “Typically, the tests included in this service have not been subjected to the intensive investigation usually associated with commercially published tests. As a consequence, inclusion of a test does not imply any judgment by ETS of the quality or usefulness of the instrument. The purchaser must assume full responsibility for controlling access to these materials, the manner in which they are used, and the interpretation of data derived from their application.”

14 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Terms of use : The User “The materials included on the microfiche and digital copies may be reproduced by the purchaser for their own use until otherwise notified by ETS or the author. Permission to use these materials in any other manner must be obtained directly from the author. This includes modifying or adapting the materials, and selling or distributing them to others. Any copyright notice or credit lines must be reproduced exactly as provided on the original.”

15 Copyright © 2006 Educational Testing Service Terms of Use : The User (con’t) It is recommended that access to the microfiche or digital copies be limited to: –students conducting research –staff members of professionally recognized educational and psychological institutions, or –organizations and individuals who are members of the American Educational Research Association American Psychological Association National Council on Measurement in Education Association of Measurement and Evaluation in Guidance.

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