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Question Description

Evaluate 3 educational tests using Mental Measurements Yearbook (available from the Liberty University Library Research Portal). Although Mental Measurements Yearbookcontains other types of tests, such as personality tests, choose an educational test.

The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) is an online database that contains information and reviews on tests. Articles about how the tests were developed, used, and the test validity and reliability may also be available. Each review of the test can be considered as a separate source and must be cited properly. To reference the MMY in current APA format, see examples here. You must also include appropriate in-text citations, especially when using direct quotes from the reviews.

The paper must be 36 pages (12 pages per educational test). Use current APA format and be sure to cite your sources.Writing the paper in list format, as opposed to narrative/paragraph format (except for the Evaluation section) is preferred.

Include explanations for each of the 4 parts described below for each educational test you evaluate.

I. Description

A. Title of the test

B. Acronym used (if any)

C. Author(s)

D. Publisher

E. Year of publication

F. Intended grade/age level of use

G. Intended purpose

H. Test category (achievement, intelligence and general aptitude, etc.)

I. Description of test components (manual, test booklets, etc.)

II. Mental Measurements Yearbook (or Tests in Print)

A. Date and yearbook number for the review you are using

B. Summary of test review (Summary of the reviewers review)

III. Publisher’s Website

A. What is the publisher’s website for this test? (Give the exact website for the specific test, not the general website that may be listed in MMY. For instance, use , not just Only evaluate a test that is still currently available for use.)

B. Give a brief overview of pricing: costs for administrator’s manual, test booklets, answer sheets, and scoring (if available).

C. According tothe publisher’s website, what are some distinguishing characteristics of this test? Why choose this test in comparison to similar tests? If comparable tests are listed, what are they?

IIII. Evaluation

Give your opinion of the test based on the information gathered above.

Final Answer


Running head: Educational tests


Educational tests
Name of student
Name of professor
Name of course
Name of institution

Educational tests


Test one
Title of the test: STAR Math test
Acronym used: SMT
Author(s): B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.)
Publisher: Renaissance Learning, Inc., P.O. Box 8036, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 54495-8036.
Year of publication: 1998
Intended grade/age level of use: grades 3-12
Intended purpose: It is designed as a database and a computer-adaptive math test to place
students at the appropriate math level
Test category: Mathematical test
Description of test components: Technical manual, 10 quick reference cards, software, and
instruction manual.
Date and yearbook number: The STAR math test was published in 1998, in the 15th Yearbook
Summary of test review
The test review of the Star math test was provided by Joseph C. Ciechalski, Cindy M. Walker,
Professor Counselor Education, and East Carolina University. These reviews categorized the
STAR math test as a computer-adaptive and database test which is designed to test the
mathematical abilities of the students in Grades 3-12 for fifteen minutes or less. This test is
divided into two parts, each part has twelve multiple choice questions. The first part consists of
numeration concepts and computation test. The second part of the test contained: Word
Problems, Statistics, Charts, and Graphs, Estimation, Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement. The
STAR Math test has two main functions (Ciechalski, 2003). The first one is to provide a quick
assessment of the mathematical abilities of the students to the teachers. The second function is to
provide a way of assessing the development of the student's knowledge of mathematics over a
period of time. The STAR Math test is not intended for the purpose of determining eligibility for
promotion according to the Authors (Ciechalski, 2003). Test-retest method together with
alternate forms and reliability method was used to examine the reliability of the STAR Math test.

Educational tests


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