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stoelting brief non-verbal intelligence test (s-bit)

The Stoelting Brief Intelligence Test (S-BIT) is completely nonverbal... it does not require the child to read, write, speak, or listen to any material. The examiner pantomimes the instructions and the individual responds by pointing or placing a card in the appropriate position. The items include a variety of problem-solving tasks increasing in complexity and difficulty.

ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE QTY
37051 Stoelting Brief Intelligence Test, Complete Kit (S-BIT)
$295.00
37051R S-BIT Record Forms
$20.00

 

Gale Roid, Ph.D. and Lucy Miller, Ph.D.

  • Age Range: 6-21 years
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Restricted Use Level B

The Stoelting Brief Intelligence Test (S-BIT) is completely nonverbal... it does not require the child to read, write, speak, or listen to any material. The examiner pantomimes the instructions and the individual responds by pointing or placing a card in the appropriate position. The items include a variety of problem-solving tasks increasing in complexity and difficulty.

S-BIT is ideal for measuring the intelligence of children, adolescents and adults who have been difficult to evaluate:

  • Cognitively Delayed
  • Disadvantaged–Nonverbal or Non-English Speaking
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Speech or Hearing Impaired

It is particularly well suited for those with disorders of communication or thinking:

  • Aphasia
  • Dyslexia
  • Deafness
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Head Injury
  • Other Neurological Impairment

A Rich Diagnostic Instrument
Unlike other brief intelligence tests (like TONI-3, which give only one global IQ score), S-BIT provides both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced scores for IQ, Fluid Reasoning, and academically important subtests... all in about 15 minutes. Scaled-scores for each subtest identify specific strengths and weaknesses. Percentile and age equivalent scores are also provided for easy understanding.

 

S-BIT SUBTEST RELATED ACADEMIC SKILL
Figure Ground Reading
Form Completion  Organizational Skills
Repeated Patterns Understanding Abstract Information
Sequential Order Inductive/Logical Reasoning

 

Measures Fluid Intelligence
S-BIT emphasizes fluid intelligence, the truest measure of a person's innate intelligence, since it is not significantly influenced by the level and quality of an individuals educational, social and family experience.

Exceptional Assessment Range
S-BIT measures well beyond the I.Q. range of other tests... 30-170, exceeding that of TONI-3, K-BIT and WISCI-III.Highly Correlated With Traditional Intelligence TestsS-BIT correlates 0.85 with WISC-III Full Scale I.Q. and 0.94 with the Leiter-R.

Norm-Referenced Scores Plus Criterion-Referenced "Growth" Scores
Criterion referenced scores measure a child's ability, independent of their chronological age. The unique "growth" scores enable educators, for the first time, to chart incremental improvement over time. Subtest "growth scores provide valuable diagnostic clues to aid educators. Both item and ability scores have been scaled based upon Rasch Item-Response Theory scaling. This provides meaningful information about the child's abilities, rather than focusing on deficits. Progress can be charted in a manner that is meaningful to professionals and parents.

No Cultural or Language Bias
Psychometric studies on Native Americans, Hispanic, and African American groups show the S-BIT to be fair for all cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Development and Normative Information
S-Bit was standardized on 984 typical and 562 atypical individuals, ages6-0 to 20-11, using a national stratification plan based on the 1993 census statistics. Nationally representative proportions of individuals who are Caucasian (non-Hispanic), Hispanic-American,African-American, Asian-American and Native-American were included. The standardization was carefully constructed to accurately represent the infividuals age, gender and sociao-economic status.

Ordering Guide
The S-Bit Kit contains the Manual, Easel Book, Response Cards, and one package of Record Forms, all in an attractive Carrying Case.

The Manual contains complete administration and scorring instructions, description of the standardization sample and complete normative data. Extensive studies of internal consistency, test-retest and decision-consistency reliability are provided. Research studies on construct, content and criterion aspects of validity are extensively described. Also included are test information curves and item-bias studies based on item-response theory.