Unlimited-Use Scoring CD Now Availalbe!
Revised and restandardized, the Shipley-2 offers a quick measure
of intellectual functioning and cognitive impairment..

At a Glance

NEW in the Shipley-2

Unlimited-Use Scoring CD
Expanded Age Range (7 to 89)
Current, Nationally Representative Norms
Block Patterns scale (nonverbal
alternative to the Abstraction scale)

Purpose: Provides a brief yet robust
measure of crystallized and
fluid cognitive ability,
generating a quick estimate of
overall cognitive functioning
and impairment
Ages: 7 to 89 years
20 to 25 minutes
Format: Vocabulary scale plus either
Abstraction scale or nonverbal
Block Patterns scale
Scores: Scale scores and a Composite
score indicating overall
cognitive ability--all provided
as standard scores; plus an
Impairment Index
Norms: Based on a representative
sample of 2,826 individuals,
presented separately for
children and adults, and
stratified by age

Related Products
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales-Fifth Edition
Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)
Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT)
Slosson Intelligence Test, Revised (SIT-R3)
Neuropsychological Impairment Scale (NIS)

by Walter C. Shipley, Ph.D.

The Manual offers detailed interpretive guidance related to issues of response validity. screen for cognitive dysfunction. A Brief Measure of Crystallized and Fluid Abilities Like the original test. Brief and easily administered to individuals or groups. Both are standard scores that reflect overall cognitive ability. composed of 12 multiple-choice items based on the well-known Kohs cube designs. item analysis. it represents the discrepancy between vocabulary and abstract thinking. assessing brain injuries. clinical. the Shipley-2 measures two aspects of cognition:  Crystallized knowledge -. which is formed by combining the Vocabulary score with either the Abstraction score or the Block Patterns score.S.Since its original publication in 1940. the Block Patterns scale is a good alternative when you need a nonverbal measure of fluid ability---or when you prefer the simplicity of a multiplechoice response format. In addition.826 individuals representative of the U.that gained through education and experience  Fluid reasoning -. gender. Research shows that crystallized ability is relatively stable. By uncovering discrepancies between the two. an expanded age range. The test produces standard scores for the scales administered. Composite A Vocabulary score + Abstraction score Composite B Vocabulary score + Block Patterns score Composites A and B are interpreted very similarly. clinical. the test offers two options: the Abstraction scale. and retesting over time. and educational level. age-equivalents. the Shipley-2 can provide evidence of cognitive deterioration. measuring . Calculated only for adults. the Shipley-2 provides a useful Impairment Index. Norms are based on a sample of 2. Easy Administration. To assess fluid ability. Two Options for Measuring Fluid Ability To measure crystallized ability. and the new Block Patterns scale. and psychopathology. neuropsychological. They are presented separately for children (7 to 19) and adults (17 to 89) and stratified by age. It is ideal for intake screening. injury. while fluid reasoning is affected by aging. Simple. forensic. and confidence intervals. the Shipley-2 includes a 40-item Vocabulary scale. and forensic settings. which presents 25 sequencecompletion items similar to those in the original Shipley. Scoring. Revised and restandardized. the Shipley-2 is an excellent choice when you need to obtain quick ability estimates. this enduring test continues to offer a brief yet robust measure of both crystallized and fluid intelligence---now with updated norms. the Shipley Institute of Living Scale has been widely used to assess cognitive functioning and impairment. and unlimited-use computer scoring. it is well suited to educational. the Shipley-2 can be used not only to obtain a quick estimate of overall intelligence but also to reveal cognitive impairment. as well as percentiles. or qualify participants for research studies. This revision retains the Shipley's simplicity while expanding its utility in varied applications. determining eligibility for disability benefits. Quick. Yet it also functions well as a component of more complex assessments in neuropsychological. a nonverbal Block Patterns scale. and human resource applications. and Useful in Multiple Settings Because it is straightforward and brief. The Shipley-2 is an excellent choice whenever you need a quick estimate of cognitive ability. The Manual offers guidance in selecting one over the other. differential cognitive functioning. Each item requires the respondent to look at a target word and then choose from four options the word that is closest in meaning. rehabilitation. geriatric. While the Abstraction scale has the advantage of being familiar to Shipley users. and Interpretation The Shipley-2 can be administered to individuals or groups in just 20 to 25 minutes. and scored in 5 minutes more.the capacity to use logic to learn and acquire new information or solve problems Because it assesses both kinds of ability. population in regard to ethnicity. Case studies from various settings are also included. It also provides a Composite score.

on-screen administration duplicates the paper-and-pencil test experience--but eliminates the need for test forms. including a graphical representation of standard scores and percentile ranks for each scale and for Composites A and/or B.  A Clear and Complete Score Report You get a clear.  On-Screen Administration You can now administer the Shipley-2 directly on your computer. Component KIT: Includes 20 Vocabulary AutoScore Forms. monitoring cognitive decline. and its continuing use testifies to its value as a quick yet accurate measure of general intellectual functioning. and more. Unlimited-Use Computer Scoring CD  Quick. Scale and composite scores are calculated instantly. The Shipley is one of those rare instruments that has withstood the test of time. 10 Block Patterns Forms. 10 Abstraction AutoScore Forms. informing educational or job placement decisions. and Block Patterns scales individually or in any combination. Convenient and user-friendly. Accurate Scoring You can substantially reduce scoring time while minimizing the chance of error--whether you're scoring paper-and-pencil or computer administrations. guiding treatment and rehabilitation. Shipley-2 Impairment Index Calculator The Shipley-2 Impairment Index Calculator lets you quickly calculate the AQ or BQ impairment index for the Shipley-2. Manual .the effects of toxic exposure. You can also choose between timed or untimed administration.  Flexibility You can administer the Vocabulary. identifying cognitive problems. and complete record of test results. accurate. Abstraction.