The original Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC), a standardized, individually administered test of processing and cognitive abilities, was first published in 1983. At the time of its development, the K-ABC was innovative because it was both theory based and empirically grounded. Yet, the revision of the K-ABC, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children—Second Edition (KABC-II), substantially improved the quality of the measure in both theory and structure. This entry describes the K-ABC in its new revision and approaches to interpretation of the scores.

Although the original K-ABC was based on a single theory, A. R. Luria's neuropsychological model, the KABC-II has dual theoretical foundations with the addition of the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model. The dual theoretical approach offers flexibility in interpretation because a clinician can choose ...

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