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Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II)

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Measure of cognitive ability and processing skills

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Age Range:

3 years to 18 years


Individual - 25 to 55 minutes (core battery, Luria model), 35 to 70 minutes (core battery, CHC model)

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The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition Normative Update (KABC-II NU) is now available. The KABC-II NU updates the normative data for the existing KABC-II product. It maintains the strengths of the KABC-II while providing updated normative information that reflects the changing population of children in the United States. The KABC_II NU Manual Supplement provides detailed information on the new standardization sample and includes the new normative tables.

For current KABC-II customers, you do not need to purchase a new kit. The only new items needed are the KABC-II NU Manual Supplement (9780749142810) and the KABC-II NU Record Form (9780749142766). The KABC-II NU Norm Update Supplement will come with a sticker you can place on the KABC-II Manual to remind you to utilize the norms from KABC-II NU Manual Supplement. The KABC-II NU Manual Supplement is currently available for pre-order and will be available in April 2018. The same KABC-II easels, manual, stimulus and manipulative materials will be utilized with the KABC-II NU. For existing KABC-II customers if you do not wish to utilise the KABC-II NU Record Form you can still purchase the KABC-II original Record Form (9780749153113).

For new customers, KABC-II NU kit will contain everything needed to begin using the KABC-II NU.

Also available in digital format via Q-global®

The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II) provides an extensively updated version of one of the most well-respected tests of cognitive ability available.

> Visit the KABC-II NU page 

A test of exceptional cultural fairness

KABC-II subtests are designed to minimise verbal instructions and responses. This gives you in-depth data with less "filtering" due to language.

Also, test items contain little cultural content, so children of diverse backgrounds are assessed more fairly. You can be confident you’re 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 Crystallised 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.

KABC-II scales and their subtests include:

  • Simultaneous:
    • Triangles
    • Face Recognition
    • Pattern Reasoning (ages 5 and 6)
    • Block Counting
    • Story Completion (ages 5 and 6)
    • Conceptual Thinking
    • Rover
    • Gestalt Closure
  • Sequential:
    • Word Order
    • Number Recall
    • Hand Movements
  • Planning:
    • Pattern Reasoning (ages 7–18)
    • Story Completion (ages 7–18)
  • Learning:
    • Atlantis
    • Atlantis Delayed
    • Rebus
    • Rebus Delayed
  • Knowledge/Gc included in the CHC model only
    • Riddles
    • Expressive Vocabulary
    • Verbal Knowledge 

Co-normed with the KTEA-II, the KABC-II approach provides insights into how a child receives and processes information, helping you pinpoint cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Score tests easily and accurately with the ASSIST™

Quick and accurate, this software program makes scoring and reporting even simpler with four analysis options, including:

  • Score summary
  • Scale profile
  • Achievement/ability comparison
  • Additional diagnostic information for hypothesis generation

Available for Windows and Macintosh.


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Price list


Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition

Record forms pack of 25 to accompany the original KABC-II for customers who prefer not to utilise the KABC-II norm update.
ISBN: 9780749153113
£96.00 inc VAT

Manual Administration Kits

Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting

Q-global KABC-II Score Report 1 year subscription
ISBN: 9780749168933
£48.00 inc VAT

Q-global Score Report Usage

ISBN: 9780749170134
£3.60 inc VAT


ISBN: 9780749153106
£77.00 inc VAT

Manual Administration Components

Training DVD
ISBN: 9780749153120
£201.60 inc VAT

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