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Diagnostic Achievement Battery - Fourth Edition (DAB-4)

The Diagnostic Achievement Battery – Fourth Edition (DAB-4; Newcomer, 2014) is a standardized, norm-referenced achievement test used to measure achievement in children from ages 6 to 14.

Overview

Administration is individual. The eight subtests are: Listening Comprehension, Synonyms, Alphabet/Phonics/Word Identification, Reading Comprehension, Punctuation/Capitalization, Spelling, Mathematics Reasoning, and Mathematics Calculation. Five composites are: Spoken Language, Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Total Basic Academic Skills. The primary purposes of the DAB-4 are determining strengths and weaknesses, documenting progress, conducting research, and identifying students whose academic skills are below their peers.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Diagnostic Achievement Battery–Fourth Edition (DAB-4) Newcomer (2014) 6-14

Individually administered, norm-referenced measure of school achievement with eight subtests. Yields standard scores, percentile ranks, and age/grade equivalents

90–120 min.

Listening Comprehension, Synonyms, Alphabet/Phonics/Word Identification, Reading Comprehension, Punctuation/Capitalization, Spelling, Mathematics Reasoning, Mathematics Calculation

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