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Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales Fifth Edition (SB5) Complete Test Kit with Ca

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Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales Fifth Edition (SB5) Complete Test Kit with Ca

  • Publisher: Pro-Ed Inc
  • Grade Level: All
  • Item #: 13290

Price: $1,142.00   SRP: $1,142.00


Ages: 2 to 85+ yearsTimes: Approximately 5 minutes for each of 10 subtestsAdministration: Individual

Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales-Fifth Edition (SB5) have been widely
known as the standard for intelligence measurement since 1916. This
collection of 10 subtests, providing Nonverbal, Verbal, and Full Scale
IQ scores and other diagnostic indexes, offers highly reliable
assessment of intellectual and cognitive abilities, based on a large
normative sample of 4,800 individuals, ages 2 to 85+. Under the
requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education and
Improvement Act (IDEIA, 2004), the SB5 provides a comprehensive profile
of scores to document the cognitive strengths and weaknesses of
children, adolescents, and adults with learning difficulties, delays,
and disabilities.

Features and Benefits

  • One kit covers the full age range of 2 years to 85+ (no 2nd or 3rd kits required)
  • One half of the test has nonverbal content that requires no (or minimal) verbal responses from the examinee
  • Pairs
    of SB5 subtests measure five cognitive factors-Fluid Reasoning,
    Knowledge, Quantitative, Visual-Spatial, and Working Memory-more than
    other competing IQ measures.
  • The 5 subtests in the Nonverbal
    section are useful in assessing individuals with Limited English
    Proficiency, deaf and hard of hearing conditions, nonverbal learning
    disabilities, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and autistics spectrum
  • SB5 is one of the major instruments in assessment of
    intellectual giftedness and extensive high-end items are included to
    ensure measurement of high levels of gifted performance
  • SB5
    also measures low levels of intellectual functioning because it includes
    many toys and improved low-end items for better measurement in the low
    functioning range
  • Valid measurement of abilities into the elderly years is provided by enhanced assessment of memory
  • Modernized artwork and item content were included
  • Child-friendly manipulatives make the SB5 a popular choice for preschool testing
  • The SB5 is easy for examiners to learn and administer

Materials and Test Administration

SB5 has a display box filled with blocks, toys, chips, and other
manipulatives that engage the attention of children and examinees of all
ages. The test is easy to learn because it is administered in an
"easel format" with three 9" by 6" Item Books that fold into an
A-frame" easel. Each page of the Item Books has illustrations on one
side for the examinee and detailed directions for the examiner on the
other side. Each item has the spoken directions that examiners read in
boldface type, along with other directions for using manipulatives,
scoring guidelines, and correct answers. So, examiners do not need a
separate manual to read while arranging stimuli and manipulatives. The
Item Books include the following:

  1. Item Book 1 has the Matrices and Vocabulary subtests used as the initial assessment or Abbreviated Battery IQ
  2. Item
    Book 2 has the nonverbal subtests, arranged according to levels of
    difficulty, from Level 1 to 6used to adapt the test to the examinee's
    ability (based on the initial Matrices subtest of Item Book 1). These
    levels are clearly marked with a colored border on the bottom of the
    pages. Levels allow the test to be tailored to the examinee"s ability,
    saving time and making the assessment accurate and reliable.
  3. Item
    Book 2 has the verbal subtests, again arranged in levels of difficulty.
    The examinee begins at the level suggested by the Vocabulary subtest in
    Item Book 1.

The Record Form was designed to match the
widely used format of other IQ tests and guides the examiner through the
initial subtests, the Nonverbal sections, and Verbal sections in that

Scoring and Interpretation

The SB5 can be hand-scored or scored with the optional SB5 Online Scoring and Report System.
The scaled scores for the ten subtest scores are the familiar profile
scores used in other IQ measures-with a mean of 10, and Standard
Deviation of 3 (range 1-19). These subtest scores combine to form four
types of composite scores: 5 factor indexes (Fluid, Knowledge,
Quantitative, Visual-Spatial, and Working Memory), 2 domains (Verbal and
Nonverbal), Brief IQ from 2 subtests, and Full Scale (each with scaled
score means of 100, SD=15 (range 40-160)). Two subtests (one verbal and
one nonverbal) combine to form each of the 5 factor indexes. There are
two domain scales: Nonverbal IQ (combines the five nonverbal subtests)
and Verbal IQ (combines the five verbal subtests). Two initial subtests
combine to form the Abbreviated Battery IQ. Finally, the Full Scale IQ
combines all ten subtests.

The Examiner's Manual provides
detailed suggestions for interpretation of subtest and composite scores,
tables of norms, and additional interpretive guidelines. Supplemental
interpretive tables and indexes are included in the Technical Manual and
Supplemental Interpretive Manual. The scoring software automates the
interpretive process by displaying narrative descriptions of scores and
graphic profiles, along with identification of significant score

Statistical Characteristics of the SB5

data for the SB5 were gathered from 4,800 individuals between the ages
of 2-0 and 85+ years. The normative sample closely matches the 2000 U.S.
Census (education level based on 1999 data). Bias reviews were
conducted on all items for the following variables: gender, ethnicity,
cultural, religion, region, and socio-economic status. Additionally, the
SB5 was co-normed with the Bender-Gestalt Visual-Motor Gestalt Test,
2nd Edition and linked to the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.

for the SB5 are very high. For the FSIQ, NVIQ, and VIQ, reliabilities
range from .95 to .98 (average internal consistency composite
reliability, across all age groups). Reliabilities for the Factor
Indexes range from .90 to .92. For the ten subtests, reliabilities range
from .84 to .89.

Extensive validity studies were conducted,
including clinical-group differences, correlations with other tests, age
trends, factor structure, and consequential validity. Many of these
studies are presented in the Technical Manual and others in the
Supplemental Interpretive Manual.

Supplemental Interpretive Manual

Interpretive Manual provides detailed guidelines for the effective
interpretation of the SB5 for a number of applications, including its
use by psychologists active in school, clinical, and counseling
settings. Case studies, profile analyses, and SB5 Scoring Pro reports
provide concrete examples of interpretation. This manual also introduces
an Extended IQ (EXIQ) scale that supports the calculation of Full Scale
IQ scores substantially lower than 40 (e.g., to an IQ of 10) or higher
than 160 (to an IQ of 225).

Technical Features

SB5 blends many of the important features of earlier editions with
significant improvements in psychometric design. Modern item response
theory provides a strong psychometric foundation for the routing,
subtests, and functional-level design. The 2 subtests in Item Book 1
allow the remainder of the test to be adapted to the examinees estimate
ability level. Research has shown that adapting the test to the
functional level of the examinee increases the precision of measurement
by tailoring the difficulty of the items to examinee levels, and saves
time by allowing more cognitive tasks to be covered in the same time

Optional Change-Sensitive Scores" (CSSs) use modern
item response theory scaling to convert the raw scores into
criterion-referenced scores "anchored" to age levels and the complexity
of the items at each score level. These scores, as with norm-referenced
scores, have excellent measurement properties. Because the CSSs measure
absolute (across age) levels of ability, they provide a means to compare
changes in an individual's scores over time. Relatively small gains"
or losses" in intellectual ability can be tracked using CSSs across
time with students in special education. Parents and guardians of
individuals with special needs will appreciate the straight-forward
information that will be identified with changes in CSSs over time. In
contrast, when normative scores such as percentiles are used instead of
CSSs, changes across years are often hidden because the individual with
special needs often lags behind age peers and does not catch up" when
normative scores are used alone.

University Training Resources

SB5 University Training Resources contains a CD-ROM with a PowerPoint
presentation, along with PDF documents for Tips for Examiners,
Frequently Asked Questions, selected Assessment Service Bulletins, and
other resources. This package is designed for use by university
professors and training professionals to help teach others the use of
the SB5.


  • Examiner's Manual
  • Technical Manual
  • Item Book 1 (Routing Subtest)
  • Item Book 2 (Nonverbal Subtest)
  • Item Book 3 (Verbal Subtest)
  • 25 Record Forms
  • and Manipulatives (also available separately, #13215)
  • all in a sturdy canvas carrying case.


Subtest Raw Score Means and Standard Deviations by Age Categories of
the SB5 Technical Manual and Standardization (ages 3 to 80+)

WARNING - CHOKING HAZARD: Small parts not for children under 3 years.
This test includes certain manipulatives with small parts that may
present a choking hazard and should only be administered to children
less than three years of age, under the close supervision of the test
administrator. A trained adult examiner must always closely supervise
the administration of the test and use of manipulatives by children.