28 October 2008

Brief Survey of Instrument Costs

This brief survey of assessment instruments is based on October 2008 prices as advertised on the publishers' web sites:

ACT CAAP = $13 - $20
ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency
Common use: Gen Ed

CARS tests = $7 per online test
Center for Assessment & Research
James Madison University
Sample titles:
Information Literacy Test
Quantitative Reasoning Test
Scientific Reasoning Test

College BASE = couple of bucks + scoring cost
Assessment Resource Center
University of Missouri
Common uses: Gen Ed, Teacher Education

ETS Major Field Tests = $25 - $30 per online test
Educational Testing Service
Sample titles: Biology, Economics, Music

GPI two administrations = $500 (ends June 2009)
Global Perspectives Inventory
[unlimited n for a limited time]

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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