(KABC™-II) Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition

By Alan S. Kaufman and Nadeen L. Kaufman

(KABC™-II) Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition


Administrative flexibility lets you assess mental ability in ways best suited to the child's linguistic and cultural background


3 through 18 years

Admin Time

35-70 minutes


Individually administered tasks that can either incorporate or exclude verbal ability


A Nonverbal Composite and a Mental Processing/Fluid-Crystallized Index, plus individual scale scores

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Includes 25 Record Forms; Manual; all necessary Stimulus Materials and Manipulatives


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KABC-II Record Form (Pack of 25)

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KABC-II Manual

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Includes Questionnaire and Evaluation Form. To receive 2 continuing education (CE) credits for mastering the KABC-II Manual (E-29B, sold separately), complete and return these materials.


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(KABC™-II) Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition

(KABC™-II) Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition

 Safety Warning Choking Hazard CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


This revision of the highly regarded Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children makes it the assessment tool you can use with all children. An optional Knowledge/Crystallized Ability Scale expands the test’s utility, while the battery as a whole continues to measure other broad abilities and processes with a minimum of verbalization.

This fully revised edition offers the following features:

  • An expanded age range, from 3 through 18 years
  • Two assessment approaches: Luria’s neuropsychological model and the Cattell/Horn/Carroll (CHC) method of categorizing cognitive abilities
  • The Knowledge/Crystallized Ability Scale, replacing the original Achievement Scale

These changes allow you to administer and interpret the instrument in a way that is best suited to the child’s linguistic and cultural backgound. You can choose the CHC model, which treats verbal skill as a cognitive ability and includes it in the overall composite. Or you can choose the Luria model if you want a mental processing composite that does not include verbal ability. And for an even more language-free assessment, you can use the Nonverbal Composite.

Scales are labeled differently for the Luria and CHC models, and each is composed of two to four subtests:

Luria Model

CHC Model

Scale Names

Simultaneous Processing

Visual Processing

Sequential Processing

Short-Term Memory

Planning Ability

Fluid Reasoning

Learning Ability

Long-Term Storage/Retrieval


Knowledge/Crystallized Ability


Overall Composites

Mental Processing Composite

Fluid–Crystallized Index

Nonverbal Composite

Nonverbal Composite


Three-year-olds take a brief five- to seven-subtest battery that yields the overall composites but not scores for the ability/processing scales. KABC-II subtests are designed to minimize verbal instructions and responses. This gives you in-depth data with less “filtering” due to language. 

Completed in 35 to 70 minutes, the KABC-II retains the strengths of the original battery while giving you more flexibility and more accurate results. Administration and scoring procedures are easy to learn and apply, and test content is attractive to children, which makes it easier to keep them focused during the assessment.

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