The Test Collection at ETS is a database of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices, most of which were created by authors outside ETS. With information about tests from the early 1900s to today, the collection is the largest compilation of such materials in the world. It contains tests from U.S. publishers, individual test authors and non-U.S. sources.
We want to add your tests, surveys, questionnaires and related materials to the Test Collection at ETS. We're looking for assessments and related materials — such as test instruments, manuals, keys, technical reports and bibliographies — to add to our extensive library of tests and measurement tools.
When your test is included in the collection, you'll benefit from broad exposure among potential users and the academic community.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-609-734-5049.
Tests available from publishers
The address of the publisher or author at the time ETS received the test is listed in the "Availability" field of each test record. In many cases the address has changed, so you will need to locate the publisher's current address. Take note of the date of the test before contacting the publisher, as many tests are out of print and may not be available.
If you want to do a historical comparison, publishers often give us permission to make one copy of an out-of-print test. Please contact the publisher for permission and have them email us a copy of the letter granting permission to our R&D Library at LibraryStaff@ets.org.
Tests published in journals or books
If the test has been published in a journal or book, ETS cannot distribute it. However, the source publication will be cited in the "Availability" field, and your college or public library may have that publication in their collection. If not, you may request that your library submit an interlibrary loan from a library that has it in their holdings.
The ETS Test Link provides digital copies of certain unpublished tests as a service to educators and psychologists.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.