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Oscar Krisen Buros began the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) in 1938 in an effort to bring descriptive and evaluative clarity to the burgeoning psychometric movement throughout the United States. With the primary goal of improving the field of measurement, evaluation, and testing, Buros founded the MMY and for 40 years edited and published critical reviews of a diverse collection of psychological and educational tests. Buros’s intent was to publish substantive reviews of tests that exceeded description to better inform test authors, users, and publishers of the strengths and weaknesses of extant tests, leading to improved selection, use, and production of tests. After Buros died in 1978, his wife, Luella Gubrud Buros, relocated the publication of MMY and the Buros Institute to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, ...

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