Transcript Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition KABC-II
Jenna Satrang September 30, 2012
Changes to KABC-II
Covers an extended age range: 3-18
Provides measurement of 5 Scales Learning/Glr Sequential/Gsm Simultaneous/Gv Planning/Gf Knowledge/Gc
Includes a measure of verbal ability
Provides two theoretical models for interpretation (Luria & CHC)
Places new emphasis on learning ability and reasoning ability
Dual Theoretical Model
Sequential Processing Simultaneous Processing Planning Ability Learning Ability --------
Short-term Memory (G
) Visual Processing (G
) Fluid Reasoning (G
) Long-term Retrieval (G
) Crystallized Ability (G
Mental Processing Index (MPI) Fluid-Crystallized Index (FCI)
Dual Theoretical Foundation Luria Term
Long-Term Storage & Retrieval (Glr) Short-Term Memory (Gsm) Sequential Processing Simultaneous Processing Visual Processing (Gv) Planning Ability Fluid Reasoning (Gf) Crystallized Ability (Gc)
Mental Processing Index (MPI) Fluid-Crystallized Index (FCI)
Learning/Glr Sequential/Gsm Simultaneous/Gv Planning/Gf Knowledge/Gc
Selecting the Model
Selection must be made before administering the KABC-II and should consider reasons for referral.
The CHC model is given priority because Knowledge/Gc is an important aspect of cognitive functioning.
The Luria model is preferred when the validity of the global composite would be compromised by including acquired knowledge. Models are selected primarily with “ fairness ” in mind.
Nonverbal Index (NVI)
Story Completion Triangles Block Counting Pattern Reasoning Hand Movements
Not measured in KABC-II
Auditory Processing (Ga) Processing Speed (Gs) Reaction Time/Decision Speed (Gt) Reading & Writing (Grw) (achievement) Quantitative Ability (Gq) (achievement)
Selecting the CHC Model
The CHC model is recommended when evaluating children with:
known or suspected disabilities in reading, written expression, or mathematics mental retardation behavior disorders attention disorders
Also recommended for determining gifted and talented eligibility.
Selecting the Luria Model
The Luria model would be preferred, for example, when testing a child: • from a bilingual background • whose non-mainstream cultural background may have affected knowledge acquisition and verbal development • with known or suspected language disorder • with known or suspected autism
Administration Times for Core Battery
Ages 3-4 MPI Luria Model 30 Minutes FCI CHC Model 40 Minutes 5 6 7-18 40 Minutes 50 Minutes 55 Minutes 50 Minutes 60 Minutes 70 Minutes
Preparing for Administration
• Select CHC or Luria Model (or Nonverbal Index) • Identify tests that will be administered. Depending on AGE and MODEL selected: • Luria Model requires 5-8 tests • CHC Model requires 7-10 tests • Nonverbal Index requires 4-5 tests • Arrange testing materials.
• Supplementary tests can be chosen later.
(except for Delayed)
Tests in 4 Easels
Easel 1: 1. Atlantis (3-18) 2. Conceptual Thinking (3-6) 3. Face Recognition (3-4) 4. Story Completion (7-18)
Core Tests in bold
Easel 3: 10. Verbal Knowledge (7-18) 11. Rebus (4-18) 12. Triangles (3-12) Easel 2: 5. Number Recall (4-18)
6. Gestalt Closure
7. Rover (6-18)
8. Atlantis Delayed
9. Expressive Vocabulary (3-6) Easel 4: 13. Block Counting (13-18) 14. Word Order (3-18) 15. Pattern Reasoning (5-18)
16. Hand Movements 17. Rebus Delayed
18. Riddles (3-18) Tests 9, 10, & 18 are omitted if using Luria Model.
Tests for Nonverbal Index
Easel 1: 2. Conceptual Thinking (3-6) 3. Face Recognition (3-5) 4. Story Completion (7-18) Easel 2: None Easel 3: 12. Triangles (3-18) Easel 4: 13. Block Counting (13-18) 15. Pattern Reasoning (5-18) 16. Hand Movements (3-18) • 4 tests at ages 3-4 • 5 tests at all other ages
= 3,025, ages 3:0-18:11 Conormed with KTEA-II Comprehensive Form at ages 4:6-18:11 Tested from September 2001 through January 2003 Matches March 2001
Current Population Survey
(Census Bureau) by: Sex Ethnicity SES (mother ’ s education) Region SES within ethnicity
Validity Comparisons with ability and achievement instruments. Global mean differences between the comparison instruments (except K-ABC and WPPSI-III) the KABC-II MPI and FCI scores generally fell within two points of each other. KABC, WISC-IV, FSIQ and MPI= .88 (adjusted correlation means across age groups) .89 between FSIQ and FCI .79 between FSIQ and NVI WPPSI-III, .73 between FISQ and MPI .81 for the FSIQ and FCI .81 FSIQ & NVI (younger age); .43 FSIQ & NVI (older age) WJ III Based on a sample of 86 students ages 7 to 16 Adjusted correlation means between global scales in the mid to high .70s
WIAT-II Correlation between KABC-II FCI and total achievement score = .87
Studies of clinical Validity ED, ADHD, AU, ID, LD, and those classified as Gifted.
Reliabilities of the global scale indexes are extremely high. Averaging in the mid to upper .90s for FCI and MPI Low .90s for the NVI Reliabilities of core and supplemental subtests across age ranges. Mean range from .69 (Hand movements) to .92 (Rebus) for ages 3 to 6 All but three subtests (Hand Movements, Face Recognition, Gestalt Closure) have mean coefficients of .80 or above.
Mean range from .74 (Gestalt Closure) to .93 (Rebus) for ages 7 to 18 All but four subtests (Number Recall, Hand Movements, Gestalt Closure, Story Completion) have mean coefficients of .80
Supplemental subtests have slightly lower reliabilities on average.
Test-Retest: Global Scales Range from the mid .80s to the mid .90s for the FCI and MPI (lower for the Nonverbal Scale) Scale Level Approximately .80 except for Gc which is in the high .80s to low .90s.
Very kid-friendly and fun Practice- especially with triangles and Rover Doesn’t cover all the Gs, but it is useful if you need a nonverbal index
We are the most important element in evaluation…not the tests.
Alan S. Kaufman
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