Boehm Test of Basic Concepts, Third Edition (Boehm-3)

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The Boehm Test of Basic Concepts Third Edition (Boehm-3) is a comprehensive asssessment for children grades K-2 that contains 50 basic concepts. The test can be used to identify students at risk for academic delays and to monitor progress. Boehm-3 is available in both English and Spanish.

Basic concepts,
Risk indicator
30-45 minutes
Boehm-3 Complete Kit (Includes: Examiner's Manual, 1 Form E Booklet, 1 Form E Class Key, 1 Form F Booklet, 1 Form F Class Key, and Directions for Administration (for both Forms, in English and Spanish)): $98.80; Boehm-3 Complete Kit Form E (Includes: Exam
Pre-recorded Webinars available
Level A
Open Access
Manual scoring
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Boehm, A. E. (2011). Boehm Test of Basic Concepts Third Edition Technical Report. Pearson, Inc. Retrieved from…

Piersel, W. C., & Reynolds, C. R. (1981). Factorial Validity of Item Classification on the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts (BTBC), Forms A and B. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 41(2), 579–583.

Glutting, J. J., & And Others. (1989). Stability and Predictive Validity of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-Revised among Black Kindergartners. Journal of School Psychology, 27(4), 365–371.

Estes, G. D., & And Others. (1976). Predictive Validity of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts for Achievement in First Grade. Educational and Psychological Measurement.; Beech, M. C. (1981). Concurrent Validity of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts. Learning Disability Quarterly, 4(1), 53–60.

Powers, S., & And Others. (1986). Reliability of the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts for Hispanic and Nonhispanic Kindergarten Pupils. Psychology in the Schools, 23(1), 34–36.

Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

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Steinbauer, E., & Heller, M. S. (1978). The Boehm Test of Basic Concepts as a Predictor of Academic Achievement in Grades 2 and 3. Psychology in the Schools.

Seifert, H., & Schwarz, I. (1991). Treatment Effectiveness of Large Group Basic Concept Instruction with Head Start Students. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 22(2), 60–64.