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CHIRAL is just one repository of instruments that share a common goal with other sites organized by fantastic teams. The assessments/inventories you’ll find here are those the team feels are well-integrated into the chemistry education community, but you may find that you want a similar tool for other communities. To make that search easier for you, please consider taking a peek at some of these other sites that also serve as a repository for educational assessments.

Other Instrument Repositories

Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) - STEM - Provides information about instruments commonly used in STEM for research and evaluation purposes, published in 2012

Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) - STEM - Lists many instruments from different disciplines

Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP) - Math - Provides professional development and assessments/tasks to be implemented in classrooms

Assessment Tools in Informal STEM (ATIS) - STEM - Collection of assessment tools for informal, out-of-school STEM programs

Understanding What Our Geoscience Students are Learning - Geosciences - Provides assessment tools and techniques for research and classrooms in geoscience

Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL) - All - Instruments, plans, and reports specific to evaluation projects

National Science Digital Library (NSDL) - STEM - Assessments commonly used in sciences

STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) - STEM - Collection of inventories used as part of ITEST (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers) project, provides evidence for validity and reliability

PhysPort - Physics -Collection of instruments in physics, validity and reliability evidence provided, capabilities to upload student responses and score automatically

Learning About STEM Student Outcomes (LASSO) - STEM - Collect, administer, and analyze assessments across STEM fields

PsycTESTS - Psychology - American Physiological Association sponsored database of scales and instrumentation tools

Mental Measurements Yearbook - Psychology - Buros Center publication produced every 3 years that has descriptive information and two professional reviews

Measuring Mobility Toolkit - Economics - Specific inventories that seek to measure mobility from poverty and evaluation of programs

Assessment Instruments and Tools - Biology - Assessments, concept inventories, and interviews hosted by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Understanding the State of the Art for Measurement in Chemistry Education Research: Examining the Psychometric Evidence - Chemistry - Article published in 2013 that reviews instruments in chemistry to determine appropriate psychometric evidence

All Assessment Materials Are Not Created Equal: The Myths about Instrument Development, Validity, and Reliability - Chemistry - Book chapter published in 2011 examining common myths about instrument development and validation

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing - All - Joint publication from the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education that details the standards for establishing the validity and reliability of evidence produced by educational and psychological assessments