The ETS Test Link provides digital copies of certain unpublished tests as a service to educators and psychologists. It is hoped that these materials will provide users with creative ideas for the development of their own instruments or, in some instances, with measures of attributes for which no published tests are available.
The materials included in the digital copy 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.
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.
It is recommended that access to the digital copies be limited to:
- students conducting research
- staff members of professionally recognized educational and psychological institutions
- 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
The qualifications of others not in these categories should receive careful consideration.
Finally, the purchaser is urged to provide information about his/her use of these materials directly to the authors. Many cooperating authors are interested in collecting data on their instruments, which will make them more useful to others. Therefore, it is to the advantage of everyone concerned — authors and present and future users — that purchasers recognize their professional responsibility to initiate such communication. The address of the author of each instrument, as of the date on which the series is released, is listed on each microfiche and downloadable test.