The Test Collection

  • Fall Semester Hours Mon-Thu: 8:30am-10:00pm; Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 1-5pm; Sun 1-10pm
  •   SSHEL North (Room 100) and SSHEL South (Room 101), Main Library
  • (217) 244-1864
  • sshel@library.illinois.edu

About the Test Collection

The Test Collection in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) contains over 8,900 tests measuring achievement, intelligence, character and personality, vocational aptitude, and many other subjects. The Odell Test Collection originated as a gift in 1960 of Charles Watters Odell, Professor Emeritus of Education. The collection comprised almost every educational and psychological test of consequence prior to the early 1950's, and, since its inception has grown steadily to become one of the largest test collections in the United States.Tests dating from 1904 to the present are included and are classified according to the system used by the  Buros Center for Testing in the earlier Mental Measurement Yearbooks. A list of the test classifications is available on the Test Classification System page. Test packets usually contain a copy of the test form, a manual, and a scoring key. Information on reliability, validity and norms should be provided in the test manual.

If you have questions about the Test Collection, the Test Collection Database, or SSHEL's circulation policies, please contact SSHEL (sshel@library.illinois.edu).

 

TEST PACKETS DO NOT LEAVE THE LIBRARY*. COPYING AND SCANNING OF TESTS IS PROHIBITED.

 

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*Speech and Hearing Science Tests may leave the library under specific circumstances. See the Speech and Hearing Science (SHS) Assessment Instruments page for more information.