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AAB Comprehensive Form

Academic Achievement Battery Comprehensive Form

Melissa A. Messer, MHS

Assesses seven areas of achievement throughout the life span
Paper and pencil, Online scoring via PARiConnect, Download, E-Manual
Age range:
4 years to 85 years
90 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

AAB Battery Assesses Performance in the Main Areas of Achievement Defined by IDEA


The Academic Achievement Battery (AAB) Comprehensive Form is a broad battery of tests that covers a wide range of achievement domains in children and adults ages 4 to 85 years. It assesses performance in the main areas of achievement defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2004):

  1. Oral expression
  2. Listening comprehension
  3. Written expression
  4. Basic reading skill
  5. Reading fluency skills
  6. Reading comprehension
  7. Mathematics calculation
  8. Mathematics problem solving


Features and benefits

  • Developed using academic standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of English, Common Core, and Reading First.
  • Administration and scoring are straightforward and easy—and both comprehensive and screening versions have a Fast Guide to help you get started.
  • Unlike similar measures, the AAB requires no certification or intensive preparation—simply open your AAB kit and review the materials, and you will be ready to begin assessment.
  • Provides age- and grade-based (fall and spring) norms.
  • Scoring is available through PARiConnect; stimuli are available digitally.
  • In-Person e-Stimulus Books and Kits are convenient, more hygienic alternatives to paper administration that allow you to administer the AAB Comprehensive Form face-to-face via tablet. Be sure to download our new white paper prior to administering.
  • Learn more in this whitepaper about the development of the AAB Reading Comprehension subtest from AAB author Melissa A. Messer. 


Comprehensive Form

  • Can be administered in about 90 minutes and scored in 15 minutes.
  • The Academic Achievement Battery Composite, a total score, provides an overview of the individual’s overall performance on the various aspects of achievement measured by the AAB.
  • A skills analysis enables you to investigate the individual’s strengths and weaknesses and offers a wealth of data with which to make interpretations and recommendations.
  • Provides composite-to-composite and subtest-to-subtest discrepancy scores and reliable change scores.