Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood – Fifth Edition (SB5)

Title: Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood – Fifth Edition (SB5)
Author: Gale Roid
Year: 2005
Description: The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales for Early Childhood – Fifth Edition (Early SB-5) is an individually administered assessment of intelligence and cognitive abilities tailored for use with examinees ages 2 through 7 years, 3 months. The complete scale, the Full Scale IQ, consists of all 10 subtests. The Early SB-5 is streamlined for ages 2 to 5 years, covering the full range of abilities. However, for ages 6 to 7, professionals seeking a broad assessment of early intellectual giftedness should instead use the SB5. Early SB-5 can be used to:

  • Assess intellectual deficiencies, delays, and disabilities
  • Assess developmental delays in cognitive and language domains
  • Identify developmental disabilities in children with limited English and other expressive language difficulties
  • Plan interventions, including individual family plans and individual education plans
  • Refer children for more extensive pre-academic and neuropsychological evaluations


  • Nonverbal Fluid Reasoning
  • Verbal Knowledge
  • Fluid Reasoning
  • Knowledge
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Visual-Spatial Processing
  • Working Memory

Item Book 1

Used as an initial assessment, or Abbreviated Battery IQ, this book includes Nonverbal Fluid Reasoning and Verbal Knowledge subtests.

Item Book 2

Includes Fluid Reasoning, Knowledge, Quantitative Reasoning, Visual-Spatial Processing, Working Memory subtests.

The Early SB5 is scorable by hand or with computer software.

Age Range: Children
Administration: Individual
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Examiner’s Manual
  • 1 Technical Manual
  • 1 Item Book 1: Routing
  • 1 Item Book 2: Nonverbal levels 1-6
  • 1 Item Book 3: Verbal Levels 2-6
  • 1 Record Form @$3.50/each
  • 1 layout card (for Object Series/Matrices and Block Span subtests)
  • 1 child card (Damage reported – 04.18.22; Bottom of the card is ripped)


  • 10 blue form board pieces
  • 1 yellow form board
  • 3 red plastic cups
  • 9 green blocks
  • 12 red counting rods
  • 30 sorting chips (15-yellow, 15-blue)
  • 1 set of toys (cat, bird, duck, ball, spoon, pencil, car & shoe)
  • 1 plastic box
Location: BSB 160G (Shelf 7)
Publisher: MHS
Qualification Level: Level C or 1
Test Category: Intelligence
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