Test Collection


The Test Collection contains samples of standardized educational and psychological tests for examination and study. The purpose of the Test Collection is to provide qualified persons with samples of standardized tests for examination and study. Tests may be checked out by faculty members whose field requires use of standardized tests, or students taking a course in which standardized tests are taught. Test collection users must apply for authorization so that the tests' validity is not compromised.

What tests does the library own?

Tests are housed in the Marshburn Library Media Center, and can be identified through the library catalog:

  • Go to the APU Library Catalog
  • Click on the Subject button
  • In the text box, enter educational tests and measurements
  • In the pull-down menu, choose Kits/Tests
  • Click "Submit"
  • Click on the second subject link listed, Educational Tests and Measurements
  • To view the full record for a test title, click on the title link

Note: Other tests are listed by the subject Psychological Tests.

Who may borrow items from the test collection?

A qualified person is defined as a faculty member whose field is involved with standardized tests, or a student of the university who is taking a course in which standardized tests are taught. It is essential that the use of the test collection be limited to the above user categories in order that the validity of tests is not compromised.

Materials will only be released to students who need them to meet course requirements, and upon prior written approval of the appropriate faculty member or administrator. Each semester, the Education or Psychology department administrator or faculty member must provide the William V. Marshburn Library Media Center with written approval for test check out for the class by submitting a Test Kit Checkout Authorization Form (PDF). Copies of the form are also available in the Media Center.

Note: Students may check out up to two test kits at a time. All tests have a loan period of three weeks with 1 two week renewal.

How do I borrow a test?

Azusa Campus: Loan periods, holds, and renewals are three weeks with 1 two week renewal. Contact the Media Center staff for details. Students must go to the Marshburn Library Circulation Desk to check out a test. Fines for late returns are $1.00 per day for each barcoded item in the test kit.

Regional Campuses: Loan periods, holds, and renewals are three weeks with 1 two week renewal. Contact the Interlibrary Services staff for details. To borrow a test kit, faculty must fill out the Test Kit Request Form. Once the form is received from the professor, the student can place a hold on the kit through the catalog, and request the kit to be mailed to their home. Students must return the test using the postage-paid mailing label to the Azusa Campus Library. Fines for late returns are $1.00 per day for each barcoded item in the test kit.

What is the responsibility of the professor requiring tests for coursework?

Each semester, the faculty member must provide the Document Delivery Department with the Test Kit Checkout Authorization Form, which includes the following information:

  • A statement of approval for test check out by students
  • Course name
  • Course number
  • Course location
  • A list of students' names
  • The number of students enrolled in all course sections

The professor should make sure that the students in the course are made aware of the policies and procedures explained in this document.

The completed form should be sent to Cheryl Chesler, Document Delivery Coordinator, via campus mail, fax (626) 969-6611, or documentdelivery@apu.edu.

Where is the ETS Test Collection in Darling Library?

ETS Test Collection – Tests in Microfiche: TIM is a series of unpublished research instruments that have been cited in educational and psychological literature and which authors have agreed to make available in microfiche format through the Test Collection at Educational Testing Service.

The University Libraries owns the microform subset of this test collection, called the ETS Test Collection Microfiche Set. It is located in the microforms area of the Rotunda in Darling Library and provides copies of entire tests on microfiche for a portion of the entire ETS Test Collection. An index to this collection, titled Cumulative Index to Tests in Microfiche, is located in Darling Library under the call number LB3051 .E88.

Who can answer my questions?

For more information, contact Cheryl Chesler, Document Delivery Coordinator and Non-Monographic Stacks Manager at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3277, documentdelivery@apu.edu, or fax a request to (626) 969-6611.

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