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DAB-4

Diagnostic Achievement Battery-Fourth Edition

Phyllis L. Newcomer

Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses across important areas of school achievement for ages 6 to 14


DAB-4

Overview

Overview

The DAB-4 has 8 subtests which identify students' strengths and weaknesses across important areas of school achievement. A supplemental manual shows how to probe student responses to obtain information about students' thinking processes and problem-solving strategies.

  • All-new normative data were collected from 2011 to 2013
  • The demographically representative normative sample (N=1,310) was stratified by age relative to region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and other critical variables
  • Test items were subjected to differential item analyses to find and eliminate potentially biased items
  • Subtests were reduced from 14 to 8 in order to streamline administration time and provide more useful, accurate results

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

  • Listening Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Alphabet/Phonics/Word Identification
  • Punctuation/Capitalization
  • Mathematics Reasoning
  • Synonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Mathematics Calculation
  • Spoken Language
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Total Basic Academic Skills

Quick Reference

Age

Age

6 to 14

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

90 to 120 Minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Quick Reference

Age

Age

6 to 14

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

90 to 120 Minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

Normative Data

Normative Data

Internal consistency (content sampling) reliability coefficients for all of the composites range from .89 to .97. The test-retest (time sampling) coefficient for the Total Basic Academic Skill composite is .94. Correlations of the DAB-4 composite scores with those of other well-known academic achievement measures range from .56 to .76. Diagnostic accuracy studies indicate that the DAB-4 is able to accurately identify students with poor academic achievement and students with a prior learning disability diagnosis (i.e., median sensitivity = .85, median specificity = .95, median ROC/AUC = .98). Considerable other validity evidence is provided in the manual.

Normative data was collected from 2011 to 2013 and is based on a sample of 1,310 students. The sample is stratified by age relative to region, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and other critical variables. Easy to administer and score and free of gender, ethnic, and disability bias, the DAB-4 is an excellent resource for professionals concerned with the identification of learning problems, special education placement, and remedial planning.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

DAB-4 Complete Kit

Manual, Student Booklet, 25 Profile/Examiner Record Booklets, 25 Student Response Booklets, Assessment Probes, and an audio CD, all in a sturdy storage box

Handscored
USD: $391.00

Forms

DAB-4 Student Response Booklets

DAB-4 Student Response Booklets

Software
USD: $62.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

DAB-4 Student Booklet

DAB-4 Student Booklet

Handscored
USD: $69.00

DAB-4 Examiner Record Booklets

DAB-4 Examiner Record Booklets

Handscored
USD: $77.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

DAB-4 Examiner Manual

DAB-4 Examiner Manual

Default Title
USD:
$104.00

DAB-4 Audio CD

DAB-4 Audio CD

Default Title
USD:
$29.00