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cognitive assessment system, second edition-brief (cas2 brief)

Cognitive Assessment System, Second Edition- Brief (CAS2 Brief) provides an efficient system for obtaining a broad understanding of youth cognitive functioning. Based on PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive) neuropsychological theory

31474B CAS2 Brief Student Response Booklets, Pk/25
31474R CAS2 Brief Examiner Record Forms, Pk/25
31474 Cognitive Assessment System- Second Edition, Brief Kit
31474S CAS2 Brief Stimulus Book
31474M CAS2 Brief Examiner's Manual
31474-ST CAS2 Brief Scoring Templates


Provides an efficient system for obtaining a broad understanding of youth cognitive functioning

Jack A. Naglieri, J. P. Das, Sam Goldstein

  • Ages: 5 through 18 years     
  • Testing Time: 30 to 40 minutes
  • Administration: Individual

The CAS2: Brief is a norm-referenced measure of cognitive ability based on the well-researched cognitive/neuropsychological theory called PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive).  PASS abilities are evaluated using four subtests (Planned Codes, Simultaneous Matrices, Expressive Attention, and Successive Digits) which are combined to yield a Total Score. Each subtest yields a scaled score based on a mean of 10 and a standard deviation of 3. The sum of scaled scores can be converted a percentile rank and index score with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.

The CAS2: Brief provides practitioners with a brief but valid and reliable tool to examine children and adolescent’s strengths and weaknesses in important areas of cognitive processing. The CAS2: Brief was designed to be used whenever a fast, reliable, research-based measure is needed to evaluate PASS cognitive abilities. This would include initial testing to measure overall ability and examination of variability in PASS scores to determine possible implications for intervention.

CAS2: Brief Components

  • Examiner’s Manual. This manual provides general information, specific instructions for administering and scoring the subtests, norms tables, and interpretive tables.
  • Stimulus Book. The Stimulus Book provides the stimulus items for the Simultaneous Matrices and Expressive Attention subtests.
  • Student Response Book. The Student Response Booklet is used for examinees to record responses to the Planned Codes subtest.
  • Scoring Templates. A spiral-bound booklet with six scoring templates offers examiners a convenient aid for ease and accuracy in scoring the Planned Codes subtest.
  • Examiner Record Form. The Examiner Record Form provides space for recording responses for each subtest, as well as a summary of the scoring and permanent documentation of test results.
  • Red pencils. Two red pencils are included for the student to use when taking the Planned Codes subtest.

The CAS2: Brief was standardized using a group of 1,417 children and adolescents that closely represent the population of the U.S. Extensive reliability and validity information is reported in the Examiner’s Manual. Full Scale reliability is .94; subtest reliabilities range from .86 to .93. Validity studies compare CAS2: Brief results with both the CAS2 and CAS2: Rating Scale, as well as a variety of tests of intelligence and achievement.

COMPLETE CAS2: BRIEF KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, Stimulus Book, 25 Examiner Record Forms, 25 Student Response Books, Scoring Templates, and two red pencils in a canvas carrying bag.