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Bracken Basic Concept Scales: Expressive

Bracken Basic Concept Scale Expressive is a verbal response test of a child’s basic concepts skills expressively. BBCS:E helps determine cognitive and language development, for assessing childhood academic achievement

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Publication date:
Completion time:
30 minutes
Individual; Software or manual scoring
Age range:
3 to 6 years 11 months
Qualification level:

Product Details

The Bracken assessments are a family of products in concept development, each differing in focus and item type. Together, they are a powerful set of tools for testing concept formation and academic success in children.


  • Determine if a child has mastered the basic concepts needed to be successful in formal education.
  • Identify deficits and use results to plan intervention with the Bracken Concept Development Program.
  • Match to goals of state Early Childhood standards. These tests comply with No Child Left Behind and IDEA 2004 requirements.
  • Complete a discrepancy comparison to identify whether a child has a generalized concept deficit in both receptive and expressive skills or whether the deficit is primarily receptive or expressive.
  • Obtain criterion-referenced information for Spanish-speaking students using the Spanish adaptation of the Bracken Receptive and Bracken Expressive.


Ten areas of assessment are covered, in a verbal test that has excellent psychometric characteristics, with extensive reliability and extensive validity evidence.

  • Assesses awareness of Color, Shapes, Sizes/Comparisons, Texture/Material, Letters/Sounds, Numbers/Counting, Quantity, Direction/Position, Self-/Social Awareness, and Time/Sequence.
  • The standardization sample of 750 children is representative of the U. S. population and stratified by age, sex, race/ethnicity, geographic region, and primary caregiver education level.
  • Test items were reviewed for content and cultural bias by a panel of speech language pathologists and education specialists with expertise in assessment of diverse populations.
  • Internal consistency reliability coefficients and an intercorrelation study with the English version demonstrate that the BBCS-3:R and BBCS:E reliably assess basic concepts. Evidence of validity based on test content and internal structure is presented.
  • Use together with the BBCS-3:R, BSRA-3, and BBCS, for a powerful set of tools for a child’s concept formation and academic success.
  • Spanish-language adaptations of the record forms are also available.

Sample Reports

The Bracken Scoring Assistant quickly and accurately scores test results, maintains test records and creates graphical and summary reports for the BBCS-3: R and BBCS: E. It also guides intervention and lesson plans.