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Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd Edition, Normative Update (KABC-II NU)

Measure of cognitive ability and processing skills

By Alan S. Kaufman & Nadeen L. Kaufman

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Age range
3 years to 18 years
Administration time
25 to 70 minutes
Administration type
Individual; Q-global® scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring

To upgrade to the KABC-II-NU, existing customers only need to purchase the KABC-II NU Manual Supplement and utilise the KABC-II-NU Record Forms.

The KABC-II NU updates the normative data for the existing KABC-II product. It maintains the strengths of the current product while providing updated normative information that reflects the changing population of children in the United States. The KABC-II NU Manual Supplement provides detailed information on the new standardisation sample and includes the new normative tables.

The KABC-II NU Norm Update Supplement will come with a sticker you can place on the KABC-II Manual to remind you to utilise the norms from KABC-II NU Manual Supplement. 

The same KABC-II easels, manual, stimulus and manipulative materials will be utilised with the KABC-II NU.

For new customers, KABC-II NU kit will contain everything needed to begin using the KABC-II NU.

The KABC-II NU has a broad theoretical base, making it the instrument of choice for all cognitive assessment applications. This test provides detailed, accurate information and unprecedented flexibility. The test fairly assesses children of different backgrounds and with diverse problems, with small score differences between ethnic groups.

KABC-II NU subtests are designed to minimise verbal instructions and responses. This gives you in-depth data with less "filtering" due to language.

Also, test items contain little cultural content, so children of diverse backgrounds are assessed more fairly. You can be confident you're getting a true picture of a child's abilities—even when language difficulties or cultural differences might affect test scores.

With the KABC-II NU, you can choose the Cattell-Horn-Carroll model for children from a mainstream cultural and language background. Or if Crystallized Ability would not be a fair indicator of the child's cognitive ability, you may choose the Luria model which excludes verbal ability. Administer the same subtests on four or five ability scales. Then, interpret the results based on your chosen model. Either approach gives you a global score that is highly valid and that shows small differences between ethnic groups in comparison with other comprehensive ability batteries. In addition, a nonverbal option allows you to assess a child whose verbal skills are significantly limited.

A range of scales and subtests gives you a detailed picture of cognitive ability KABC-II NU scales and their subtests include:


  • Triangles
  • Face Recognition
  • Pattern Reasoning (ages 5 and 6)
  • Block Counting
  • Story Completion (ages 5 and 6)
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Rover
  • Gestalt Closure

Sequential/ Gsm

  • Word Order
  • Number Recall
  • Hand Movements


  • Pattern Reasoning (ages 7–18)
  • Story Completion (ages 7–18)


  • Atlantis
  • Atlantis Delayed
  • Rebus
  • Rebus Delayed

Knowledge/Gc included in the CHC model only

  • Riddles
  • Expressive Vocabulary
  • Verbal Knowledge

The KABC-II NU helps you get the information you need to answer questions such as, "Why is this student not performing like other children?" and "What can we do to help?" The KABC-II NU approach provides insights into how a child receives and processes information, helping you pinpoint cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, fully normed and validated supplemental subtests are offered to allow hypothesis testing. And when an ability/achievement comparison is needed, the KABC-II NU is linked to the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3).

Best of all, children enjoy the tasks that make up the KABC-II NU! Because most subtests engage children by using novel and colourful stimuli or manipulatives, it's easy to administer the test battery. Examinees focus easily on the activities, so you know results reflect their best efforts. And that means more efficient testing and more accurate, useful data.

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Scoring Options:
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The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.


ISBN Title User Level Price
9781925120134 Q-global KABC-II Standard Report
A usage includes scoring and reporting
C $3.00 Login to purchase

Subscriptions (for use with paper forms)

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488692468 Q-global KABC-II Unlimited-Use Score Report
1 Year Subscription (per user) for generating reports administered using paper forms
C $45.00 Login to purchase


ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488659577 KABC-II NU Complete Kit with Norm Update Supplement
Includes 4 Easels, 1 Manual, 1 KABC-II NU Normative Update Supplement, all necessary Stimulus and Manipulative Materials, 25 Record Forms, Soft-Sided Nylon Briefcase.
C $1818.00 Login to purchase
9781488659584 KABC-II Manual & KABC-II NU Norm Update Supplement Package C $184.00 Login to purchase
9781488659591 KABC-II NU Norm Update Supplement C $150.00 Login to purchase

Record Forms

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488659607 NEW KABC-II NU Record Forms (Pack of 25)
To be utilised with the 25047 KABC-II NU Manual Supplement for access to the Critical Difference Tables.
C $134.00 Login to purchase

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Q-global® Administration Options

If you are currently using Q-global for scoring and reporting, KABC-II NU information will automatically show up in Q-global. New assessments administered after the KABC-II NU is released will automatically use the updated normative information.

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

Manual Entry - Scoring and Reporting Only (ME)
These assessments are administered in paper-pencil format only, and can be scored by entering raw data into Q Global for scoring and reporting.

If you would like more information, please visit the Q-global product page, www.pearsonclinical.com.au/qglobal