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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, 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

Helpful resource! Learn more about the development of the AAB Reading Comprehension subtest from AAB author Melissa A. Messer. Click the Resources tab above or here to view or download.

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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 (RIAS2). A combination kit is also available!