Purpose: Assess seven areas of achievement throughout the life span
Age range: 4 to 85 years
Admin time: Comprehensive Form: 90 minutes to administer; 15 minutes to score. Screening Form: 30-45 minutes to administer; 5-10 minutes to score
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.
We've a new video discussion with our senior clinical consultant about this new battery, which answers many frequently asked questions and also highlights the advantages of using this battery of tests.
Features and benefits
- Administration and scoring are straightforward and easy—and both versions have a Fast Guide to help you get started.
- Unlike similar measures, the AAB requires no certification or intensive preparation—simply open your AAB kit and review the materials, and you will be ready to begin assessment.
- Provides age- and year-based (Autumn and Spring) norms.
- Can be administered in about 90 minutes and scored in 15 minutes.
- The Academic Achievement Battery Composite, a total score, provides an overview of the individual’s overall performance on the various aspects of achievement measured by the AAB.
- A skills analysis enables you to investigate the individual’s strengths and weaknesses and offers a wealth of data with which to make interpretations and recommendations.
- Provides discrepancy scores and reliable change scores.
- Can be administered in 15-30 minutes and scored in 5-10 minutes.
- 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, behaviour, or career concerns.
- Reliability coefficients for the subtests range from .77 to .97 and from .88 to .98 for the composite scores across the age- and year base 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 learning difficulty, intellectual developmental disorder, ADHD, and specific language impairment.
|Composite Score||Subtest||Age Level||How does it work?|
|Basic Reading||Reading Foundation Skills||Ages 3/4 to 8 years||Requires the examinee to demonstrate phonological awareness through tasks focused on rhyming, sound matching, blending, segmenting, deleting and substitution.|
|Letter / Word Reading||
Letter Reading: Ages 3/4 to 8 years
Word Reading: 4 to 85 years
|Letter Reading requires the examinee to identify lowercase and uppercase letters. Word Reading requires the examinee to pronounce words of increasing difficulty.|
|Reading Fluency||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to demonstrate oral reading fluency during a timed reading task.|
|Reading Comprehension||Words and Sentences||
Words: Ages 3/4 to 8 years
Sentences: Ages 4 to 85 years
|Requires the examinee to point to the written word or sentence that matches a visual stimulus.|
|Passages||5 years and older||Requires the examinee to read passages of increasing difficulty.|
|Listening Comprehension||Words and Sentences||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to select the visual stimulus that matches a spoken word or sentence.|
|Passages||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to respond orally to literal and inferential questions after hearing a passage read aloud.|
|Expressive Communication||Oral Fluency||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to list as many items as possible in 60 seconds when provided a category.|
|Oral Expression||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to demonstrate his or her grasp of pragmatics, grammar and expressive vocabulary.|
|Oral Production||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to describe an illustrated scene; measures speech output and fluency.|
|Written Expression||Pre-Writing Skills||Ages 3/4 to 8 years||Requires the examinee to trace lines and figures of increasing difficulty.|
Letter Writing: Ages 3/4 to 8 years
Word Writing: Ages 4 to 85 years
|Letter Writing requires the examinee to write lowercase and uppercase letters. Words Writing requires the examinee to correctly spell words of increasing difficulty.|
8 years and older
||Requires the examinee to spontaneously write; evaluates theme, organisation, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, presentation and conventions.|
|Mathematical Calculation||Mathematical Calculation||
Part 1: Ages 3/4 to 8 years
Part 2: Ages 4 to 85 years
|Part 1 requires the examinee to provide oral and written responses to maths problems. Part 2 requires the examinee to complete increasingly difficult maths calculations in a timed task.|
|Mathematical Reasoning||Mathematical Reasoning||Ages 4 to 85 years||Requires the examinee to apply mathematical reasoning to real-life problems through oral response.|
Shaded subtests are included in the AAB screening form and make up the AAB Screening Composite