Need help choosing the version of the Academic Achievement Battery (AAB) that best fits your needs? Here’s a little insight to help you choose which assessment product is right for you.
What it does: Delivers a quick measure of basic academic skills, including a reading comprehension subtest.
Administration and scoring time: 15-30 minutes to administer; 5-10 minutes to score.
When to use it: To obtain a quick and accurate measure of an individual’s performance that includes a reading comprehension subtest.
How it helps clinicians: Offers a quick, efficient measure of academic achievement that includes a Reading Composite score, which provides more data to understand an individual’s reading skills.
What it does: Provides a complete assessment of an individual’s overall performance on seven disparate aspects of achievement.
Administration and scoring time: 90 minutes to administer; 15 minutes to score.
When to use it: To conduct an in-depth and complete assessment of academic achievement.
How it helps clinicians: Provides a complete assessment of an individual’s academic skills that is suitable for use in eligibility decisions or intervention planning; IQ discrepancy data are available.
What it does: Offers a snapshot of performance in four areas of achievement, including a measure of writing.
When to use it: To perform a fast and reliable screening of academic achievement that offers an optional writing subtest.
How it helps clinicians: Delivers a fundamental evaluation of academic skills for those referred for learning or vocational concerns.
A key part of meeting the needs of your clients is choosing the appropriate assessment instrument. Some clients may present with specific symptoms that clearly lead you to a full assessment vehicle. Other instances may not be so clear cut. In those situations, a screening test can be the best starting point.
One of the biggest advantages of screening tests is the ability to confirm or rule out specific issues. They can also save you time and money versus administering a full assessment product.
PAR offers a total of 37 screening, short, and abbreviated forms that cover a variety of constructs. The full list is as follows:
Please note that for some products, you may have to go to the parent product page, as not all screeners have their own web page. With so many to choose from, we’re confident that we have a screening instrument to meet your needs.