The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, Second Edition (KBIT-2) is a brief, individually administered intelligence test that measures both verbal and nonverbal ability. The test administration can be done by trained technicians, paraprofessionals, or qualified professionals. However, interpretation of test results should be done only by qualified professionals. The test interpretation is composed of three subscales: IQ Composite, Verbal, and Nonverbal. A detailed breakdown of the test is provided below:
Subscale Basis of Interpretative Framework Subtest Assessment
IQ Composite Verbal Crystallized Ability Verbal Knowledge Receptive Vocabulary
Riddles Comprehensive Reasoning
Nonverbal Fluid Reasoning Matrices -
II. The Process of Test Administration
The duration of the test varies from 15 to 30 minutes due to its untimed nature. Empirical evidence suggested that average duration of time is 20 minutes (Bain, & Jaspers, 2004). The test should be administered by technicians or paraprofessionals, if not by qualified professionals. The instruction for verbal subtests and response options may be provided in other languages. One unique feature of the test is the “teaching items.” In the protocol, specific questions are labelled as “teaching items,” and the test administers have to assist examinees understand those questions when requested.
III. The Best Use of the Test
Due to the fact that the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test is a general cognitive ability test, it is suitable for most jobs that require certain cognitive skills such as numeracy, problem solving, and verbal communication skills. And the short duration makes it an efficient way...
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