Research shows, the KABC-II is a culturally fair cognitive ability test for all the children you serve.
The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II) is designed to minimize verbal instructions and responses. This gives you in-depth data with less "filtering" due to language.
Backed by extensive research, KABC-II test items contain little cultural content, so children of diverse backgrounds are assessed more fairly. As a result, you can be confident you are getting a true picture of a child’s abilities—even when language difficulties or cultural differences might affect test scores.
Dual theoretical model gives you options
With the KABC-II, you can choose the Cattell-Horn-Carroll model for children from a mainstream cultural and language background. Or if Crystallized Ability would not be a fair indicator of the child’s cognitive ability, you may choose the Luria model which excludes verbal ability. Administer the same subtests on four or five ability scales. Then, interpret the results based on your chosen model. Either approach gives you a global score that is highly valid and that shows small differences between ethnic groups in comparison with other comprehensive ability batteries. In addition, a nonverbal option allows you to assess a child whose verbal skills are significantly limited. A range of scales and subtests gives you a detailed picture of cognitive ability.
Helps answer the referral question
The KABC-II helps you get the information you need to answer questions such as, "Why is this student not performing like other children?" and “What can we do to help?” The KABC-II approach provides insights into how a child receives and processes information, helping you pinpoint cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, fully normed and validated supplemental subtests are offered to allow hypothesis testing. And when an ability/achievement comparison is needed, the KABC-II is fully conormed with the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA-II).
Fun to take, easy to administer
Best of all, children enjoy the tasks that make up the KABC-II! Because most subtests engage children by using novel and colorful stimuli or manipulatives, it’s easy to administer the test battery. Examinees focus easily on the activities, so you know results reflect their best efforts. And that means more efficient testing and more accurate, useful data.
Do you test examinees who speak both Spanish and English?
Although the Knowledge/Crystallized Ability subtests must be administered in English, correct responses in other languages are given credit. The KABC-II provides correct Spanish-language responses and teaching text on the easels and record form. This makes scoring easier and more accurate.
KABC-II Resource Center
The KABC-II Resource Center is designed to help you stay current with the latest updates and news, and to gather your feedback on products and services related to the KABC-II. Visit the resource center to see how we support the professionals who use the KABC-II in their practices.
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