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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)

  4. MMY - Score Index • 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

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

  7. MMY – Subject Index • 18 categories listed on 1st 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

  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

  10. MMY – Test Entry

  11. Tests in Print(TIP)

  12. Tests in Print (TIP) • 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 12th MMY

  14. TIP – Title Index Where can you find:13:172T4:13851420 Test 172 in 13th 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, 12th MMY, and/or 13th 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 1st 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 ©1987 • 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

  21. ERIC/AE Test Locator • http://buros.unl.edu/buros/jsp/search.jsp • Test Review Locator • Buros Subject Index