Diagnostic Achievement Battery - Fourth Edition (DAB-4)

Diagnostic Achievement Battery - Fourth Edition (DAB-4)
  • Ages: 6-0 through 14-11
  • Testing Time: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Administration: Individual
  • Normed

The DAB-4 is a revision of one of the most popular individual achievement tests available. It has eight subtests to identify students' strengths and weaknesses across important areas of school achievement. A supplemental manual shows how to probe student responses to obtain information about students' thinking processes and problem-solving strategies. The DAB-4 has four primary uses. It can be used to identify students who are significantly below their peers in basic academic skills, determine the particular kinds of strengths and weaknesses that individual students possess, document students' progress in specific areas as a consequence of intervention programs, and conduct research studies of academic achievement. This test features all new normative data, stratified by age relative to region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and other critical variables. Features include:

  • The ability to combine scores to form five additional composites
  • Subtests for Reading and Listening Comprehension, Phonics/ Alphabet / Word Identification, Spelling, Math Reasoning and Calculation, Synonyms, and Punctuation/Capitalization
  • A demographically representative normative sample stratified by many critical variables including age, gender, and ethnicity

Provides standard scores, percentile ranks, and age/grade equivalents.

Kit includes Manual, Student Booklet, 25 Profile/Examiner Record Booklets, 25 Student Response Booklets, Assessment Probes, and an Audio CD.