The AAB Screening Form measures basic academic skills, including letter and word reading, spelling, and mathematical calculation. It features reliable change scores adjusted for practice effects, an analysis of discrepancies with various measures of IQ, an optional writing subtest, and covers a broad age range.
Suitable for ages 4 years to 85 years.
Features and benefits
- Administration and scoring are straightforward and easy—and both versions have a Fast Guide to help you get started.
- Provides age- and grade-based (Autumn and Spring) norms.
- Can be administered in 15-30 minutes and scored in 5-10 minutes.
- All four subtests are included in one easy-to-use response form.
- Measures basic academic skills, including letter and word reading, spelling, and mathematical calculation.
- An optional written composition component requires an extra 15 minutes to administer.
- A composite score provides the user with a snapshot of the individual’s performance in reading, spelling, writing, and maths.
- Appropriate for evaluating fundamental academic skills during an initial evaluation, during reevaluation, or when working with those referred for learning, behavior, or vocational concerns.
- Reliability coefficients for the subtests range from .77 to .97 and from .88 to .98 for the composite scores across the age- and grade-based normative samples.
- AAB subtest and composite scores were found to be highly correlated with similar constructs on the WJ® III, KTEA™ -II, WRAT4, and WIAT® -III.
- The manual includes evidence supporting the ability of the AAB to differentiate performance in individuals with various learning disabilities, intellectual developmental disorder, ADHD, and speech/language impairment.
Which version of AAB is right for me?
|AAB Standard Form||AAB Comprehensive Form||AAB Screening Form|
|What it does||Delivers a quick measure of basic academic skills, including a reading comprehension subtest||Provides a complete assessment of an individual's overall performance on seven disparate aspects of achievement||Offers a snapshot of an individual's performance in four areas of achievement, including a measure of writing|
|Administration and scoring time||15-30 minutes to administer; 5-10 minutes to score||90 minutes to administer; 15 minutes to score||15-30 minutes to administer; 5-10 minutes to score|
|When to use it||To obtain a quick and accurate measure of an individual's performance that includes a reading comprehension subtest||To conduct an in-depth and complete assessment of academic achievement||To perform a fast and reliable screening of academic achievement that offers an optional writing subtest|
|How it helps clinicians||Offers a quick, efficient masure of academic achievement that includes a Reading Composite score, which provides more data to understand an individual's reading skills||Provides a complete assessment of an individual's academic skills that is suitable for use in eligibility decisions or intervention planning; IQ discrepancy data are available||Delivers a fundamental evaluation of academic skills for those referred for learning or vocational concerns|
Qualification level required:
Level 2. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance
Reliability coefficients for the subtests range from .77 to .97 and from .88 to .98 for the composite scores across the age- and grade-based normative samples.
15-30 minutes to administer; 5-10 minutes to score.