Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales - Fifth Edition (SB-5)
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales – Fifth Edition (SB-5) have been widely known as the standard for intelligence measurement since 1916. It 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.
The SB-5 includes 10 subtests that yield 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)
- Full Scale IQ
The SB-5 Scoring Pro is a Windows-based software program that replicates the process of hand-scoring - users enter background information, age, and raw scores. This program provides consistency in raw score conversion, an extended score report, a graphical report, and a brief, narrative summary report with guidelines and suggestions based on well-established principles of assessment. The report can be exported and then imported to a word processing file for editing as necessary. Minimum System Requirements: Windows 98 / NT4.0 / ME / 2000 / XP, Pentium 200 MHz processor, 64 MB RAM (96 MB recommended), CD-ROM or DVD drive, SVGA monitor (.NET-compatible video card), and 100 MB free hard disk space.
Supplemental Interpretive Manual
The Interpretive Manual provides detailed guidelines for the effective interpretation of the SB-5 for a number of applications, including its use by psychologists active in school, clinical, and counseling settings. Case studies, profile analyses, and SB-5 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).
The SB-5 Complete Kit includes the Examiner’s Manual, Technical Manual, Item Book 1 (Routing Subtest), Item Book 2 (Nonverbal Subtest), Item Book 3 (Verbal Subtest), 25x Record Forms, and Manipulatives.