ERIC Number: EJ879061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 14
Test Review: Review of Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition: Kaufman, A. S., & Kaufman, N. L. (2004). "Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition". Bloomington, MN: Pearson, Inc.
Bain, Sherry K.; Jaspers, Kathryn E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v28 n2 p167-174 2010
This article presents a review of the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition (KBIT-2; Kaufman & Kaufman, 2004b), which is designed to provide a brief, individualized format for measuring verbal and nonverbal intelligence in children and adults from the ages of 4 years, 0 months through 90 years, 11 months. The test consists of only three subtests. Two are classified as Verbal subtests, and one is classified as a Nonverbal subtest. The KBIT-2 was developed alongside the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II; Kaufman & Kaufman, 2004a) and is primarily associated with the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model of assessment and interpretation (Carroll, 1997). Kaufman and Kaufman (2004b) recommend that the KBIT-2 be used as a screener for intellectual abilities in situations such as identification of children who are at-risk for academic problems, as part of gifted and talented selection (although full-scale assessment may be necessary to fulfill state guidelines), as part of assessment procedures for job applicants, as part of test batteries where the intellectual profile is not the primary concern, for forensic purposes, for re-evaluations, and for various similar circumstances that do not demand full-scale assessment of cognitive ability. The test authors caution against using the KBIT-2 for the purposes of diagnosis or placement, as more comprehensive assessment would most likely be necessary for these purposes.
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Test Reviews, Measures (Individuals), Nonverbal Ability, Cognitive Ability, Verbal Ability, Mental Retardation, Identification, At Risk Students, Gifted, Talent, Learning Problems, Academic Achievement, Profiles
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Identifiers: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Subtests; Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children