Citing a Standardized Test
Find out which citation style you are required to use. If you are working with a university or college, this information will be given to you as part of the requirements or rubric for your project. If you are not given a specific style to use, I recommend you use APA; it is one of the most widely accepted in academic circles.
Treat the standardized test as you would a book. Technically, it is regarded as a test booklet.
List the author, last name first. In APA style, you only need an initial for the first name. For a standardized test that has no author listed, the test publisher is used as both author and publisher. The name is followed by a period.
Put the year of publication in parentheses, followed by a period, immediately after the author's name.
Record the name of the test along with the form or edition of the test used followed by a period. For example, a hypothetical entry could read: Reading and Math Tests Forms K and L, Sixth Edition. Note that for a standardized test the edition is part of the name and is written out as such.
Cite the city of publication with a colon followed by the name of the publisher.