Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5)

Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales

Gale H. Roid

Age Range: 2 to 85+
Administration Time: Approximately 5 minutes per subtest
Administration Type: Clinician-administered
Qualification Level: B

The SB5 is a contemporary assessment with a rich tradition, which began in 1916 when Lewis Terman completed his American revision of the Binet-Simon scale (1905, 1908). Through various editions, this assessment has become widely known and is acknowledged as the standard for intelligence measurement. As a battery of cognitive tests, the SB5 advances the assessment of strengths and weaknesses in the cognitive processes of students evaluated for learning disabilities. The SB5 supports early identification of emerging learning disabilities in children as young as 4 years old. Author research has identified special predictive composite scores for identifying both reading and math disabilities. Information on these composites is available in the Interpretive Manual.

How to Use the Assessment
Testing begins in Item Book 1 with the routing subtests. The start points for two routing subtests in Item Book 1 are determined by age or estimated ability level. Nonverbal Fluid Reasoning routes to the appropriate difficulty level in Item Book 2 (Nonverbal), while Verbal Knowledge does so for Item Book 3 (Verbal). The remaining eight subtests (four nonverbal and four verbal) are then measured in Item Books 2 and 3. The SB5 can be hand scored or scored with the SB5 ScoringPro, a Windows®- based software program that provides consistency in raw score conversion, an extended score report, a graphical report, and a brief, narrative summary report with guidelines and suggestions based on well-established principles of assessment. The report can be exported to a word processing file for editing as necessary.

The minimum system requirements for the SB5 are:
Microsoft® Windows 98/NT®4.0/Me/2000/XP
Pentium® 200 MHz processor
64 MB RAM (96 MB recommended)
CD-ROM or DVD drive
100 MB free hard disk space
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher

Please note that this test includes manipulatives with small parts that may present a choking hazard for children under the age of 8. Do not allow the child to place any manipulative in their mouth. A trained adult examiner must always closely supervise the administration of the test and the use of manipulatives by children.

Scales and Forms
• Fluid Reasoning
• Knowledge
• Quantitative Reasoning
• Visual-Spacial Processing
• Working Memory


Reference Name Price VAT applicable
SB5002 SB5 Complete Kit with Interpretive Manual
3 Item Books, Examiner’s Manual, Technical Manual,
Interpretive Manual, Child Card, Layout Card, Manipulatives
Kit and Storage Box, and 25 Test Records in a carrying case
£1,000.00 Yes
SB5003 SB5 Complete Kit With Interpretive Manual & Scoring Pro £1,250.00 Yes
SB5004 SB5 Complete Kit With Scoring Pro £1,150.00 Yes
SB5006 SB5 Record Form(25) £90.00 Yes
SB5007 SB5 Manipulatives Kit £235.00 Yes
SB5008 SB5 Carrying Case £60.00 Yes
SB5009 SB5 Items Book 1 (Routing) £195.00 Yes
SB5010 SB5 Items Book 2 (Nonverbal) £195.00 Yes
SB5011 SB5 Items Book 3 (Verbal) £195.00
SB5012 SB5 ScoringPro 1.2 £225.00 Yes
SB5013 SB5 University Training Resources £40.00 Yes
SB5001 SB5 Complete Test Kit – 3 Item Books, Examiner’s Manual,
Technical Manual, Child Card, Layout Card, Manipulatives Kit
and Storage Box, and 25 Test Records in a carrying case
£1,025.00 Yes
SB5005 SB5 Interpretive Manual £100.00 No
SB5014 SB5 Examiner’s Manual £128.00 No
SB5015 SB5 Technical Manual £130.00 No