Is there a set of drills I can use to get a good measure of my overall ability?

The Pool Quotient (PQ) ability test, based on progressive practice drills, is a good tool to measure ability and track improvement over time. Here it is: PQ Ability Test. Other self-assessment info can be found here.

A better system for determining and monitoring a player’s level of ability is the FargoRate rating and handicapping system. If you don’t have a FargoRating, you get approximate your rating with playing ability tests like the Runout Drill System (RDS) or the Billiard University (BU) Playing Ability Exams. They assess a wide range of important pool skills in a methodical, thorough, and consistent way. They also provide a numeric and descriptive rating. The BU rating comparison chart shows how the BU rating correlates to other commonly used rating and handicapping systems:

BU Player Rating Comparison Table

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