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Mental Measurements Yearbook

History of the Buros Center for Testing

The origins of the Buros Center for Testing began in the fertile imagination of Oscar Krisen Buros with the publication of The 1938 Mental Measurements Yearbook. Oscar Buros began an editorship in the late 1930s that would significantly impact the history of the commercial testing industry. From the modest origins of a basement in his rented home and with very limited funding available for support, he continued his tireless efforts to publish impartial reviews of commercial tests for over 40 years. After his death in 1978, his widow, Luella Gubrud Buros continued her support of Oscar's long-standing goals of improved measurement and testing practices. In 1994, Luella helped establish the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing. As a result of her generous support, the original mission was expanded beyond the evaluation of commercially available tests. The Center continues to provide reference materials in print and electronic form that offer valuable information and critical reviews of commercial tests.  

Buros Center

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Information about the Center

The Buros Center for Testing shares its expertise in assessment-related endeavors by providing critical appraisals of tests and descriptive information, offering psychometric consultation services, and developing deeper understanding of testing and assessment practices. It operates as an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the science and practice of testing and assessment.