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Tests & Measures: APA

This is a guide for students to access information on test and measures.

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APA's statement on Psychological Tests

The Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment (CPTA)i encourages the education of undergraduate and graduate psychology students in the appropriate and ethical use of psychological tests and assessment instruments

APA Testing and Assessment

APA responds to a large number of testing questions each day, ranging from "What guidelines or standards govern testing and assessment?" to "What is APA's stand or viewpoint on a particular testing issue?"

APA on finding tests

The APA Science Directorate answers hundreds of calls and emails each year from persons trying to locate the right test or find more information about psychological tests. APA neither sells nor endorses testing instruments, but it does provide guidance in using available resources to find psychological tests. Answers to frequently asked questions are provided below and are divided into three topic areas: published psychological tests, unpublished psychological tests and additional information on the proper use of tests.

APA Handbook

This three-volume handbook is a comprehensive presentation of the theory and application of tests in psychology and education. It begins with an in-depth portrayal of psychometrics: the quantitative underpinning of testing. It then provides thorough, up-to-date and informative chapters related to five general application areas of testing: industrial/organizational psychology, clinical psychology (including health psychology), counseling psychology, school psychology, and educational testing. In each of these five areas, this handbook is probably the most comprehensive review of the use of testing and assessment in the subfield.

FAQ

The APA Science Directorate answers hundreds of calls and emails each year from persons trying to locate the right test or find more information about psychological tests. APA neither sells nor endorses testing instruments, but it does provide guidance in using available resources to find psychological tests. Answers to frequently asked questions are provided below and are divided into three topic areas: published psychological tests, unpublished psychological tests and additional information on the proper use of tests.