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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
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

The AAB is a complete achievement assessment, offering both a comprehensive battery and a screening version for use with individuals throughout the life span.

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.

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.

Technical information

  • Reliability coefficients for the subtests range from .77 to .97 and from .88 to .98 for the composite scores across the age- and grade-based normative samples.
  • AAB subtest and composite scores were found to be highly correlated with similar constructs on the WJ® III, KTEA™ -II, WRAT4, and WIAT® -III.
  • The manual includes evidence supporting the ability of the AAB to differentiate performance in individuals with various learning disabilities, intellectual disorder, ADHD, and speech/language impairment.
  • Includes reliable change scores and ability–achievement discrepencies with the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales™, Second Edition (RIAS™2). A combination kit is also available!

Digital materials are available!

Stimulus books and the Letter/Word Reading Card are available for download through PARiConnect to your desktop, laptop, or tablet, making assessment even more convenient. A PARiConnect account is not required for download. The e-manual also includes a digital version of the Fast Guide.

A link to download the stimulus books will be e-mailed to you. Digital stimulus books require a display screen size of 7.75" (19.7 cm) x 5.25" (13.3 cm) and 30 MB hard drive space for each stimulus book. The digital Letter/Word Reading Card requires 1 MB of hard drive space.