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Recently there has been some discussion about the location and/or
description of psychological and educational tests. Two MEDLIB
messages queried the Behavioral Expectation Scale (BES) and
Functional Assessment Measure (FES).
 
I'm not sure whether this site was brought up or not, but for
those interested check out:
 
        gopher://vmsgopher.cua.edu/11gopher_root_eric_ae:[_tc]
 
The information below is extracted from one of the menu selections.
It gives you an idea of what to expect. It's well organized and
worth the time just to look at.
 
 
Judith L. Dzierba
A.H. Aaron HSL
Buffalo General Hospital
Buffalo, NY 14203-1154
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>INTRODUCTION TO THE ETS TEST COLLECTION
>
>      The Educational Testing Service (ETS) Test Collection database contains
>records on over 9,500 tests and research instruments.  These records describe
>the instruments and provide availability information.  The Test Collection
>encompasses virtually all fields from vocational interest inventories for
>adults to instruments that measure shyness or predict recidivism in released
>criminal offenders, to assessment of managerial style, as well as
>education-related achievement and aptitude tests. The test descriptions are
>indexed with ERIC Thesaurus terms for subject accessibility.
>
>      This is a joint project of ETS and ERIC_AE. ETS Library and Reference
>Services Division prepares the descriptions. ERIC_AE maintains the database
>and hosts the Search System. ERIC_AE has also begun to put ETS prepared test
>descriptions into the ERIC Resources in Education database. About 15
>descriptions are added each month.
>
>COPYRIGHT
>
>              COPYRIGHT (C) EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE
>
>     You may download individual and small groups of test descriptions and
>you may point to this service from any Gopher Site.
>
>
>WHAT KIND OF TEST ARE DESCRIBED?
>
>      The Test Collection database collects a variety of instruments:
>achievement tests, aptitude tests, personality measures, attitude measures,
>career/vocational interest measures, occupational tests such as nursing or
>sales skills inventories.  Many research instruments are collected as well as
>tests from commercial publishers.
>
>WHAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ABOUT THE TESTS?
>
>      The title, author, publication date and source appear in the record.
>An abstract describing the instrument, intended population, and uses
>accompanies the record.  Subject terms give the age and grade level
>information as well as ERIC Thesaurus terms that describe the test.