Bracken School Readiness Assessment

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The Bracken School Readiness Assessment ("BSRA") is an individual concept knowledge test designed for children, pre-K through second grade.

The BSRA was developed by Bruce A. Bracken and first published in 2002 by The Psychological Corporation. Raw scores can be converted to percentile rank scores and standard scores. The publisher has supporting guides for converting 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. The BSRA can be used with children as young as 2.6 years of age. The BSRA is composed of the first six subtests from the revised Bracken Basic Concepts Scale (BBCS-R).

Skills tested[edit]

The test assesses six basic skills:

  • 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.



Further reading[edit]

Gutkin, Terry B.; Reynolds, Cecil R., eds. (2008). The Handbook of School Psychology (4th ed.). Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-70747-9. Lay summary (23 October 2010).

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