The Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) is a creative interactive approach to learning that schools use to support admission and placement decisions for applicants Pre-K–Grade 1.
AABL assesses a child’s verbal and quantitative reasoning, early literacy, and mathematics skills and compares them to other children taking the test at the same level throughout the United States.
What to Expect Video for PreK Applicants
What to Expect Video for Kindergarten Applicants
What to Expect Video for 1st Grade Applicants
The iPad interface uses vibrant graphics to present engaging activities that provide an enjoyable testing environment for your child. Professionals administer the AABL through the iPad, but first give applicants a tutorial on how to use the iPad to respond to test items.
ERB determines a raw score, based on correct answers. ERB then converts the raw score to a scaled score, ranging from 40 to 160, with a mean of 100. Scaled scores allow for comparisons across children taking different forms of the test. In addition to the scaled score for each test, the publisher provides norms for each age category.
The report will look similar to the ISEE score report, but with age-appropriate information. For each section (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Early Literacy and Mathematics), reports will include the raw score, scaled score, percentile rank, and stanine.
The fee is $65.00 per student. The assessment is taken once, and families can send the results to multiple schools accepting AABL results. ERB offers fee waivers to schools for distribution to families that qualify.
Registration Site/Additional Information
Visit the official ERB AABL website to learn more and register.