Course: EMR641




Sources for Validity and Reliability Information

for Selected Standardized Tests




EMR641 Fall 2004

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed. Rev.). Washington, DC.

Beck, A. T. (1967). Depression: Clinical, experimental, and theoretical aspects. New York: Harper and Row.

Carlson, G. A. and Cantwell, D. P. (1981). A survey of depressive symptoms in a child and adolescent psychiatric population. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 18, 587-599.

Kavan, M. G. (1992). Review of the Children’s Depression Inventory. In J. J. Kramer & J. C. Conoley (Eds.), The eleventh mental measurements yearbook [Electronic version]. Retrieved February 18, 2004, from the Buros Institute's Test Reviews Online website:

Kovacs, M. (1983). The Children’s Depression Inventory: A self-rated depression scale for school-aged youngsters. Unpublished manuscript, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh.

Kovacs, M. (1992). The Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) Manual. Multi-Health Systems, New York.

Knoff, H. M. (1992). Review of the Children’s Depression Inventory. From J. J. Kramer & J. C. Conoley (Eds.), The eleventh mental measurements yearbook [Electronic version]. Retrieved February 18, 2004, from the Buros Institute's Test Reviews Online website:

Politano, P. M., Nelson, W. M., Evans, H. E., Sorenson, S. B., and Zeman, D. J. (1986). Factor analytic evaluation of differences between black and Caucasian emotionally disturbed children on the Children’ Depression Inventory. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 9, 1-7.

Saylor, C. F., Finch, A. J., Spirito, A., and Bennett, B. (1984). The Children’s Depression Inventory: A systematic evaluation of psychometric properties. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 52, 955-967.




EMR641 Spring 2006

Ball, E. W., & Blachman, B. A. (1991). Does phoneme awareness training in kindergarten make a difference in early word recognition and developmental spelling? Reading Research Quarterly, 26, 49-66.

Blachman, B. A. (1991). Phonological awareness: Implications for pre-reading and early reading instruction. In S. A. Brady & D. P. Shankweiler (Ed.), Phonological processes in literacy (pp. 29-36). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Associates.

Bradley, L. & Bryant, P. E. (1983). Categorizing sounds and learning to read – A causal connection, Nature, 30,, 419-421.

Byrne, B., & Fielding-Barnsley, R. (1989). Phonemic awareness and letter knowledge in the child’s acquisition of the alphabetic principle. Journal of Educational Review, 81, 313-321.

Diamond Canyon Schools (2005).  DIBELS, Labels, AIMS, Terra Nova, what does it all mean? Retrieved March 22, 2006 from,11,Slide 11.

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (2006). Retrieved March 22, 2006 from

Eck, J. (2002).  Assessment overview: Foundations of DIBELS.  Colorado Reading First.

Ehri, L. C. (1987). Learning to read and spell words. Journal of Reading Behavior, 19, 5-31.

Francis, D.J., Santi, K.L., & Barr, C. (2005).  Form effects on the estimation of students’ progress in oral reading fluency using CBM.  CRESST.  Retrieved March 24, 2006 from

Good, R. H. & Kaminski, R. A. (2005). DIBELS: A reliable and valid reading assessment grades K-6 overview [Electronic version].  Sopris West. Retrieved March 24, 2006 from

Good, R. H., Kaminski, R. A., ReMillard, A., Ebmeyer, C., & VanLoo, D. (2001). Using DIBELS in an outcomes driven model.  Early Childhood Research Institute.  University of Oregon, College of Education.  Retrieved March 22, 2006 from

Hintze, J.M., Ryan, A.L., & Stoner, G. Concurrent validity and diagnostic accuracy of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

National Reading Panel. (2000). Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the DIBELS/CTOPP 23 scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

National Research Council (1998). Preventing reading difficulties in young children. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, H.R. 1, 107th Cong. (2001).

Vellutino, F. R., Scanlon, D. M., Sipay, E. R., Small, S. G., Pratt, A., Chen, R., & DIBELS/CTOPP 24 Denckla, M. B. (1996). Cognitive profiles of difficult-to-remediate and readily remediated poor readers: Early intervention as a vehicle for distinguishing between cognitive and experiential deficits as basic causes of specific reading disability. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 601-638.

Wagner, R. K., Torgesen, J. K., & Rashotte, C. A. (1999). Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing. Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc.

Wagner, R. K., & Torgesen, J. K. (1987). The nature of phonological processing and its causal role in the acquisition of reading skills. Psychological Bulletin, 101, 192-212.

Whalen, A. (2006).  Universal screening and progress monitoring.  Oregon Department of Education. Retrieved March 22, 2006 from




EMR641 Spring 2006

Forum posting – no posted reliability measures on MBTI




EMR641 Fall 2004

Detroit Free Press (April 22, 2004). Lawmakers study MEAP replacement. (2004).

Martin Ackley (2004). MEAP vs. ACT: Myth vs. fact.

Michigan Association of School Psychologists (2004). Position statement on the use of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) for high stakes decisions for students in Michigan .

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (2004). MASSP surveys on ACT vs. MEAP testing in Michigan high schools .

Michigan Department of Education (2004). Design and validity of the MEAP Test .

Michigan Education Report (April 27, 2004). Michigan education digest, April 27, 2004.

Pearson Educational Measurement (2004). Psychometric services experience.

Public Sector Consultants (February, 1999). Michigan charter schools.

U.S. Department of Education (April 23, 2001). Michigan assessment letter.


EMR641 Fall 2003

Burns, M., Hafner, K., Mojica, Y. & Somers, J. (2002). MASP response to education yes proposal. Michigan Association of School Psychologists. Retrieved online September 21, 2003 at http://www/

Design and validity of the MEAP test, An overview. Retrieved  September 24, 2003, from Michigan Department of Education Website via State of Michigan Access:

Merit award (n.d.) Retrieved September 21, 2003, from

Michigan Educational Assessment Program. (n.d.). Design and validity of the test. Michigan Education Assessment Program Retrieved online September 21, 2003 at

Michigan merit award & MEAP information. (n.d.) Retrieved September 21, 2003, from

Michigan merit award & MEAP information: Design and validity of the MEAP Test, 2001, (download 9/20/03),




EMR641 Spring 2006

Barnett, Lindean E., Rev. Personal Interview, 4/4/06.

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. Mental Measurement Yearbook (Online). SilverPlatter Information, Inc. website:

Evers, Eric, Rev. Personal Interview, 4/6/06.

Evers, Paige G., Rev. Personal Interview, 4/3/06.

Fowers, B.J., Montel, K.H., & Olson, D.H.(1996). Predicting Success For Premarital Couple Types Based on PREPARE. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 22 (1), 103-119.

Knutson, L. and Olson, D.H. (2003). Effectiveness of PREPARE Program with Premarital Couples in Community Settings. Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal, 6 (4), 529-546.

Larson, J.H., Holman, T.B., Klein, D.M., Busby, D. M., Stahmann, R. F., and Peterson, D. (1995). A review of comprehensive questionnaires used in premarital education and counseling. Family Relations, 44, 245-252.

Olson, D.H., & Olson, A.K.(1999). Prepare/Enrich Program: Version 2000. Handbook of Preventative Approaches in Couple Therapy. Pages 196-216 New York: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.


Watson, David G., Rev. Email communication, 4/12/06.




EMR641 Fall 2004

Bridgeman, B., Jenkins, L.M., Ervin, N (2000) Predictions of Freshman Grade Point Average from the Revised and Recentered SAT I: Reasoning Test. College Board of Educators, New York.

Baird, D (2000) Instructions and Objectives: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam.

Breland, H., Kubota, M., Nikerson, K., Trapani,C., Walker,M., (2004) College Board Research Report No. 2004-1. New SAT Writing Prompt Study: Analysis of Group Impact and Reliability. College Entrance Examination Board, New York

Education Policy Analysis: School Based Standard Testing (2000). [online]

Fair Test [online] The SAT Questions and Answers, Cambridge, MA.

Fair Test [online] A Faulty Instrument for Predicting College Successes, Cambridge, MA.

Hill, R (2001) Issues Related to the Reliability of School Accountability Tests. Educational Assessment, Inc.

Houghton, N (2002) Biased, Content, Context, and Values, An Examination of the SAT

SAT Data Tables [online]

UC and the SAT: Predictive Validity and Differential Impact of the SAT I and SAT II at the University of the California - [online]

EMR641 Fall 2003

Boldt, R.F. (1986) Generalization of SAT validity across colleges. The College Board for Educational Professionals web page.

Camara, W.J. (2003) Comparing essays written under different timing conditions. Research Survey Office of Research and Development RS-08. [Electronic Version] Retrieved on 9-22-03 at:

Fleming, J. & Garcia, N. (1998) Are standardized tests fair to African Americans? Predictive validity of the SAT in black and white institutions. Journal of Higher Education, 69(5) 471-95.

Fleming, J. (2000) Affirmative action and standardized test scores. Journal of Negro Education. 69(1/2) 27-37.

Korbin, J.L. (2002) Forecasting the predictive validity of the new SATR I writing section (College Board Research Report No. 2002-xx). New York: College Entrance Examination Board. [Electronic Version] Retrieved on 9-22-03 at

Lawrence, I. (2003) A historical perspective on the content of the SAT. The College Board for Educational Professionals web page.




EMR641 Fall 2003

Bower, A. & Hayes, A. (1995). Relationships of scores on the Stanford-Binet fourth edition and form L-M: Concurrent validation study with children who have mental retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 99(5), 555-58.

Laurent, J. (1992). Review of validity research on the Stanford-Binet Intelligent Scale: Fourth edition. Psychological Assessment, 4(1), 102-12.

Laurent, J., Swerdlik, M. & Ryburn, M. (1992). Review of validity research on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale Fourth Edition. Psychological Assessment, 4(1), 102-112.

Nelson, W.M. & Dacey, C.M. (1999). Validity of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale-IV: Its use in young adults with mental retardation. Mental Retardation, 37(4), 319-325.

Thorndike, R.L., Hagen, E.P., & Sattler, J.M. (????) Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fourth Edition. Retrieved from


Other links about Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fourth Edition include: Handouts/The-Stanford-Binet-Test.doc psy3430sbStanfordBinetFall03.pdf