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Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA)

Author: Bruce A. Bracken
Date Published: 2007

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Pearson Assessment and Information Pid=015-8033-078


Cost $155 for Examiner's Manual, Stimulus Manual, 25 English Record Forms and a pad of 25 English Parent/Teacher Forms
Time to administer Varies depending on age of student
Administration Individual
Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2
Cognitive elements
Semantics (Vocabulary and Morphology)
Subtests and
skills assessed
Colors — Student must identify common colors by name.

Letters — Students must identify upper-case and lower-case letters.

Numbers/Counting — Student must identify single- and double-digit numerals, and must count objects.

Sizes — Student must demonstrate knowledge of words used to depict size (e.g. TALL, WIDE, etc.)

Comparisons — Student must match or differentiate objects based on a specific characteristic.

Shapes — Student must identify basic shapes by name.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
English and Spanish
Score reporting
and test design data
Raw scores can be converted to percentile rank scores and standard scores. Guides are provided to convert standard scores into criterion categories (e.g. "advanced" or "delayed"). Reliability measures were within expected ranges given the age of the students. Validity was assessed using other published assessments (e.g. WPPSI-R, DAS). The BSRA Spanish Edition was developed, normed, and validated independently.
Notes This assessment can be used with children as young as 2.6 years of age. The Bracken School Readiness Assessment is comprised of the first 6 subtests from the revised Bracken Basic Concepts Scale (BBCS-R).

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