The BRIGANCE Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) is a comprehensive assessment for students in grades K-9 and contains over 400 tests for reading/ELA and mathematics. The assessment is aligned with state and national standards and can be used for monitoring progress, providing ongoing assessment, and writing IEPs. The CIBS offers both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced measures.
Phonemic awareness, Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fluency, Basic Concepts
An estimated duration of each subtest is not provided.
CIBS II Classroom Kit (Includes: CIBS II Reading/ELA Inventory and Math Inventory, 20 record books, durable canvas tote): $339; CIBS II Standardized Kit (Includes: CIBS II Standardized assessments, standardization and validation Manual, 20 standardized record books, durable canvas tote: $339; CIBS II Record Books 100-Pack: $359; CIBS II Standardized record books 100-Pack: $359
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Resources on Psychometric Properties
Breidenbach, D. H., & French, B. F. (2012). A Factor-Analytic Study of the Structure of the Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-II. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30(5), 478–487. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282912439504;
Shamir, H., Miner, C., Izzo, A., Pocklington, D., Feehan, K. & Yoder, E. (2018). Preparing Students to Kindergarten Using UPSTART at Home. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 27(2), 209-230. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 20, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/178522/.;
French, B. F., & Gotch, C. M. (2013). Sex Differences in Item Functioning in the Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-II Vocabulary Assessments. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 31(4), 410–417. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282912460857
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