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EDSD 7083 Module 2 Discussion: Module 2 Discussion

Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)

For this discussion you are asked to  research and list four different assessments that could be used (one for each: formative, summative, informal, and formal) with a selected group (infants, toddlers, or preschool-aged children).

You are told to review the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) and verify the information posted on use, validity, and reliability or find research discussing the selected assessments.  Look below for instructions on how to access and search the MMY.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Searching Mental Measurements Yearbook:

The Mental Measurements Yearbook contains evaluative reviews of test and instruments in psychology, education, business, and leadership.  It is important to note that MMY does not contain the actual instrument, but does provide helpful information in determining the usefulness of an instrument.


To access the Mental Measurements Yearbook, follow these steps:

  1. From the Library homepage, click on the Databases A-Z button.

  2. Click on M and then scroll down and select Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print link.

    You may have to sign in with your Walden ID and password.
  3. Enter your search terms: be sure to limit to one concept per line.

To search for general assessments, this is one example of a search:

First search box: preschool

Second search box: assessment


To search for specific topics, this is one example of a search:

First search box: toddler

Second search box: social


Reviews contain information about the reliability, validity, and publication details of the testing instruments. A score index that allows users to easily identify what is being measured in individual tests and bibliographic information is also included. Testing instruments fall into many categories such as psychological tests, career inventories, intelligence and aptitude, and personality.

For more information about tests and measures look at our guide.