Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition (SB-5)
University of Phoenix
January 24, 2011
Stanford Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood
The Stanford Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood, Fifth Edition (SB-5) is a test battery measuring young children from ages 2 years to 7 years 3 months. This test is design to identify a proper level of discretion in younger children by providing information for intervention planning to include developmental disabilities, and contexts involving research and forensic work. This test was developed to appraise cognitive assets and limitation in a reliable way in a short amount of time.
The SB-5 has five factors known as Fluid Reasoning (FR), Knowledge (KN), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Visual-Spatial Processing (VS), and Working Memory (WM), along with child-friendly materials and protocols, subtest that require minimal responses, items to measure wider range level, and to upgrade the usefulness of the test (Stanford-Binet,2005, p2). These tests were administered by experience examiners who asked the children to response by either verbally speaking or by performing the task. These tests could last from 15 minutes up to 50 minutes depending on which battery scale the test was given, either Abbreviated Battery IQ (ABIQ) which could last as long as 15 minutes up to Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) which could last up to 50 minutes.
The instruction for administration and scoring are explain clearly. Scoring for the subtests are totaled and recorded on a form to be converted into age-group scores. Examinees receive scores from all subtests, which are summarized and placed within confidence intervals and percentile ranking. Standard scores and subtest are profiled within coherent graphs. Computer software programs are available, however, there are no spaces on the form to record metacognitions; one must indicate “fully correct,” “partially correct,”...