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Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition

2004 | Kaufman, Alan S., Kaufman, Nadeen L.

Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition

A brief, individually administered measure of verbal and nonverbal cognitive ability

Ages / Grades 4 to 90 Years
Administration Setting Approximately 20 minutes
Scores / Interpretation Crystallized (Verbal), Fluid (Nonverbal), IQ Composite: Standard scores (M = 100, SD = 15) and percentile ranks by age
Qualification Level B

Professionals depend on the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test—Second Edition (KBIT–2) to measure both verbal and non-verbal ability— quickly and cost-effectively. Developed by leading cognitive ability experts Alan and Nadeen Kaufman, this well-respected test provides highly valid, reliable results and is useful for a broad range of purposes.

Second Edition Builds on Reputation for Quality

The KBIT–2 can be used with a wide variety of populations to help:

  • Obtain a quick estimate of intelligence
  • Estimate an individual's verbal versus nonverbal intelligence
  • Re-evaluate the intellectual status of a child or adult who previously received thorough cognitive assessment
  • Screen to identify students who may benefit from enrichment or gifted programs
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses according to RTI guidelines
  • Obtain a quick estimate of the intellectual ability of adults in institutional settings, such as prisons, group homes, rehabilitation clinics, or mental health centres


Key Features

  • The KBIT–2 presents attractive, high-quality testing materials at a reasonable cost, with full-colour items specially designed to appeal to children and reluctant examinees.
  • Norming procedures and item selection reflect a strong commitment to cultural fairness.
  • The improved Verbal Scale includes receptive and expressive vocabulary items that do not require reading or spelling.
  • Scores are provided on a familiar scale (M = 100 and the SD = 15).
  • The KBIT–2 has been co-normed with the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement–Second Edition (KTEA–II) Brief Form for ages 26–90.


The KBIT–2 provides a balanced assessment by measuring two distinct cognitive abilities:

  • Verbal Scale–Contains two item types: Verbal Knowledge and Riddles
  • Nonverbal Scale–A Matrices subtest


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32300 KBIT–2 Complete Kit
Includes 1 Manual, 1 Easel, 1 pkg (Pkg of 25) Individual Test Record Forms, 1 carry bag
32301 KBIT–2 Scoring and Administration Manual
32302 KBIT–2 Individual Test Records
Pkg of 25
32303 KBIT–2 Easel

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