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About the KBIT-2

The KBIT (Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test) is a condensed test used to assess verbal and non-verbal intelligence. The Kaufman Test can be beneficial in several areas, such as clinical, research, educational, and a vocational settings. KBIT-2 simply refers to the most second (and most current) edition of the KBIT Test.

Uses of the KBIT-2

The KBIT Test has several uses and can be used on to assess people between the ages of four and 90. It can be used to find the following:

  • Quick, rough calculation of intelligence
  • Calculate one’s verbal intelligence versus his/her nonverbal intelligence
  • Re-assess intellectual status of those who have undergone in-depth cognitive assessment in the past
  • Identify gifted and talented children who may be eligible for gifted programs
  • Discern high-risk children via wide-range screening who may need a more thorough evaluation
  • Quick, rough calculation of intellectual ability of individuals in institutional settings, such as group homes, mental health centers, prisons, or rehabilitation clinics
  • While the KBIT Test has several uses, here we will be discussing its use in identifying gifted and talented children.

KBIT-2 Test Content

The KBIT takes between 15-30 minutes and consists of a verbal and a nonverbal section. The Verbal section is comprised of two subtests: Verbal Knowledge and Riddles. These two sections assess a person’s word knowledge, reasoning ability, verbal concept formation, and a range of general information. The Nonverbal section is comprised of the Matrices subtest and assesses one’s ability to solve new problems by evaluating one’s ability recognize relationship and solve visual analogies.

KBIT-2 Score Interpretation

Three scores are generated by the KBIT-2 Test:

  • Verbal (assesses crystallized ability)
  • Nonverbal (assesses fluid reasoning)
  • Overall IQ composite

The Composite IQ score is generally what people are referring to when discussing a person’s IQ. This score is based on the verbal and nonverbal subtests of the KBIT Test. The average IQ score ranges from 90-110. Click here to learn more about KBIT Test Scores.

KBIT-2 Practice Tests

The KBIT is often used to identify gifted and talented children in order to place them in gifted programs or enrichment classes. Help ease your child’s nerves by allowing him/her to practice and become familiar with the KBIT Test with TestPrep-Online's soon-to-come KBIT-2 practice test pack. All our packs include relevant, test-replicated questions, detailed explanations, and 24/7 online access from any wifi-device. Start practicing today!

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