What is the KBIT Test?
The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test, second edition is a short, 20 minute duration individually administered assessment of verbal (vocabulary sub test) and non-verbal (matrices sub-test) intelligence. This test is developed by known cognitive ability experts Alan and Nadeen Kaufman. The test is used as a screener to qualify children for a gifted program.
There are three types of questions asked in the KBIT-2 test –
Verbal knowledge is tested by presenting the student with a group of pictures, telling them a vocabulary term and then asked to point at the picture that depicts the word given to them.
Matrices work with non-verbal knowledge, unique questions which students haven’t been taught about in school. Matrix and analogy questions are most commonly asked in these types of tests.
Riddles – this is the third type question asked in the KBIT-2 test format. Children are given hints about a word they need to guess. The riddle questions start out easy to more complex ones.