The test for School Achievement (TDE), published in 1994, is a psychometric instrument that evaluates basic school achievement skills in three areas: reading, writing and arithmetics, from 1st to 6th grades. The goal of the present study was to make a survey of the scientific publications that used the TDE from 1994 to 2011. National and international databases were included. Data from 222 publications was analyzed, and there was a gradual increase in the number of publications, especially in the 2008-09 biennium, with 73 scientific publications. It was found that the TDE is still very relevant, as well as the importance of updating the TDE, due to its wide usage around the country, but outdated norms and inadequacy to the current reality of Brazilian education (basic education of nine years).
Academic Achievement; School achievement Test; Psychological Assessment