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

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Key information

Measure of cognitive ability and processing skills

Publication Year:

2004

Age Range:

3 years to 18 years

Administration:

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

Qualification Code:

CL1

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

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.

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

Manual Administration Kits

Complete kit:

Includes manual, 4 stimulus books, 25 record forms, set of manipulatives, in a bag

Warning - choking hazard for children under 3 years

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ISBN: 9780749153144
£776.50
£931.80 inc VAT
Available

Digital Scoring and Reporting

KABC-II Assist CD-Rom
ISBN: 9780749153137
£321.00
£385.20 inc VAT
Available
Q-global KABC-II Score Report 1 year subscription
ISBN: 9780749168933
£32.00
£38.40 inc VAT
Available
ISBN: 9780749170134
£2.00
£2.40 inc VAT
Available

Manuals

Manual
ISBN: 9780749153106
£68.50
£68.50 inc VAT
Available

Manual Administration Components

Training DVD
ISBN: 9780749153120
£158.50
£190.20 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

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