The AAB is a complete achievement assessment, offering both a comprehensive battery as well as a screening version for use with individuals throughout the lifespan.
Note -- AAB has recently been approved by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) for inclusion on their list of suitable tests for the assessment of specific learning difficulties in higher education in the UK. They also include guidance on using this assessment in the UK. You can visit their website and see the full list of SASC-approved assessments' here.
Suitable for ages 4 to 85 years.
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.
Age-based sample formed on a US population of 1,274 individuals ages 4-83. Grade-based sample formed on a US population of 1,447 individuales ages 4-19 years.
Comprehensive Form: 90 minutes to administer; 15 minutes to score.