KABC Testing Guide

The Kaufman Assessment Battery (KABC) measures cognitive development, in general:

  • Short Term Memory
  • Visual Processing
  • Fluid Reasoning
  • Long Term Storage and Retrieval
  • Crystallised Ability

Particular Areas Covered may include:

  • Block Counting
  • Triangles
  • Face Recognition
  • Pattern Reasoning (ages 5 and 6).
  • Story Completion (ages 5 and 6).
  • Sequential
  • Word Order
  • Number Recall
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Rover - The child moves a toy dog to find the quickest path to the bone.
  • Gestalt Closure: The child mentally fills in the gaps in an inkblot drawing and names or describes the object/action in the drawing.
  • Hand Movements: the child copies a series of taps the examiner makes on the table
  • Planning
  • Pattern Reasoning (ages 7–18)
  • Story Completion (ages 7–18)
  • Learning
  • Atlantis - the assessor shows the child names for things. The child then has to point to the correct picture when read out the nonsense name.
  • Atlantis Delayed: the child repeats the Atlantis part 15–25 minutes later to show recall.
  • Rebus: the assessor teaches the child a concept associated with a drawing and the child reads aloud phrases and sentences composed of these drawings.
  • Rebus Delayed: the child repeats the Rebus part 15–25 minutes later 
  • Knowledge
  • Riddles
  • Expressive Vocabulary
  • Verbal Knowledge

KABC Practice Test