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Beta III

  • C. E. Kellogg
  • N. W. Morton

A nonverbal measure of cognitive abilities in adults

Publication date:

1999

Age range:

16:0–89:11

Qualification level:

B

Completion time:

30 minutes

Administration:

Paper-and-pencil

Scores/Interpretation:

Scaled Scores, General IQ Score, Percentile Ranks

Norms:

The norm sample included 1,260 adults. Validation data were collected using individuals with Mental Retardation and more than 400 prison inmates. The standardization sample was stratified by age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational level, and geographic region according to 1997 census data.

Other languages:

Spanish

Pricing & Ordering

  • Beta III Complete Kit

    0158685202

    Includes Manual, 25 Response Booklets, Scoring Key.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $277.50

    Qualification Level B

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  • Beta III Manual

    0158685210

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $95.50

    Qualification Level B

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  • Beta III Scoring Key

    0158685229

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $44.25

    Qualification Level B

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  • Beta III Response Booklets

    0158685245

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $177.25

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Product Details

The Beta-4 is now available.

The Beta III is a quick assessment of adult nonverbal intellectual abilities and is easy to administer and score by hand with a key.

Benefits

Benefits or applications include:

  • Useful for screening large numbers of people for whom administering comprehensive test batteries would be time-consuming and costly
  • Especially useful when assessing low-functioning or low-skilled individuals
  • Can be administered by group or individually

Features

Features include:

  • New norms, items, and subtest (Matrix Reasoning)
  • Updated and larger artwork
  • Extended (upward) age range
  • Low floors for individuals with average and lower cognitive abilities
  • Higher ceiling with more challenging items

Development

The original version of the assessment was developed by the U.S. Army during World War I to assess the intellectual ability of illiterate recruits. In 1934, Kellogg and Morton revised it to make it suitable for civilian use. Beta III is an updated version of the Revised Beta Examination, Second Edition,published in 1974.

Validation

Beta III was validated using other well-known tests, including the WAIS®–III, ABLE–II, Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices, Revised Minnesota Paper Form Board Test (RMPFBT™), Personnel Tests for Industry-Oral Direction Test (PTI–ODT™), Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test® (BMCT®), and Revised Beta Examination, Second Edition (Beta II).