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How is the KBIT Test Scored?

The KBIT-2 is scored on three different levels, verbal, non-verbal and the overall composite IQ.  Theoretically the verbal subtests measure crystallized ability and the non verbal subtests measure fluid reasoning.


The Verbal portion of the KBIT-2 test is made up of two subtests, Verbal Knowledge and Riddles. These measure verbal, school related skills by measuring an individual’s word knowledge, verbal concept formation, reasoning ability and range of general information.

Non Verbal

The Non Verbal portion is made up of the Matrices subtest and measures the ability to solve new problems. This is done by assessing the student’s ability to perceive relationships and complete visual analogies.

Based on a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15, your child scores are a little above average (about 85-115 should be within the average range on a bell curve). This means an overall score of 119 places him in the top 15% of performances (may not be enough for a gifted program admission).

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