Test Development

Psychological and Educational Assessment Development Activities Pearson Assessments 

2008 – Consultant for Agora:  The Marketplace of Ideas.  Applying Response to Intervention (RTI) and Comprehensive Assessment for the Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities. DVD-based Educational Program published in 2008.

2005 – Authored the Error Analysis section of the KTEA-II Assist; prepared and presented the Error Analysis training for the KTEA-II Administration and Scoring DVD


American Guidance Service (now Pearson Assessment)

While working as a research associate and then Associate Director, Dr. McCloskey oversaw the development of 13 assessment products over the course of only 5 years, a rate of productivity never previously attained, and as yet unmatched, in the field of test development.  This was accomplished with a staff that varied in size from 1 to 3 research associates, 2 to 4 editors, 1-3 data analysts, 2 test site coordinators, and 4-8 clerical staff, which amounted to a development staff less than 1/3rd to 1/5th the size of larger competitors who produced far fewer products in that same time frame.

The following is a list of the test products and publications worked on from 1984-1991

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement

Clinical and Research Applications of the K-ABC

AGS Early Screening Profiles (ESP)

KTEA ASSIST Scoring Software

System for Planning Early Childhood Services (SPECS)

Social Skills Rating System (SSRS)

SSRS ASSIST Scoring Software

Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (K-BIT)

Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC)

BASC Scoring Software

Kaufman Survey of Early Academic and Language Skills (K-SEALS)

Multidimensional Self-Concept Scale (MSCS)

Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Test (KAIT)

Kaufman Functional Academic Skills Test (K-FAST)

Kaufman Short Neuropsychological Assessment Procedure (K-SNAP)

Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS)

Comprehensive Assessment of Language (CASL)


The following product was worked on in 2005:

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-Second Edition



The Psychological Corporation (now Pearson Assessment)

The following is a list of published test products Dr. McCloskey helped to develop or consulted on the development of from 1993-2004

WISC-III Writer –Scoring and Report Writing Software

Bayley Scales of Infant Development Second Edition Interpretive materials

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Test-Third Edition (WAIS-III)

Wechsler Memory Scales-Third Edition (WMS-III)

NEPSY:  A Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment

NEPSY Scoring Software

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-third Edition as a Processing Instrument WISC-III PI

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition WIAT-II

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Third Edition WPPSI-III

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition WISC-IV

WISC-IV Integrated


The following is a list of test products in development that Dr. McCloskey helped to develop as Senior Research Director from 2001-2004


Adolescent Neuropsychological Assessment Battery

Working Memory Test Battery for Children (U.S. Edition)

Wechsler Nonverbal Intelligence Test