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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills, Revised, 1999

Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills by Albert H. Brigance Student Large Print Edition

This assessment is also known as Brigance Green. CIBS-R is a criterion-referenced inventory that assesses, on an individual basis, a student's strengths or weaknesses in specific skill areas. The CIBS-R has been especially useful in support of IEP development and program planning.

The revised 1999 edition spans grades pre-kindergarten through nine. Innovations include options for group administration, updated grade placement tests, updated skill sequences, and alternative assessment options for pretests and posttests. Two spiral bound volumes contain the student pages, which can lie flat or be used on a bookstand or with a CCTV.


  • Color-coded tabs and divider pages match the print test colors
  • Spiral bound volumes can lie flat or fold back
  • Enlarged illustrations and maps printed on separate 11 x 17 inch "pull-out" pages
  • Large Print Toss-Away Rulers supplied for math subtests
  • GlaReducers glare-reducing sheets included

Note: Administration and scoring of this large print edition should be carried out by trained paraprofessionals and professionals precisely in accordance with instructions found in the regular print edition.

Note: This student large print edition was designed to be used only in conjunction with the print inventory. To order the print test, student record books, and other regular print materials, contact: Curriculum Associates, Inc., 153 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA 01862-0901, 800-225-0248, Fax: 800-366-1158,

Catalog Number: 4-00000-00
Click this link to purchase the Brigance Diagnostic Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (Green), Revised, 1999: Student Large Print Edition.

Replacement Items:

Large Print Toss-Away Ruler (24 pack) Toss-Away
Ruler Catalog Number: 1-03011-00
Click this link to purchase a pack of Toss-Away Rulers from APH.

GlaReducers (pack of 4): GlaReducer Sheets Catalog Number: 1-03062-00
Click this link to purchase a 4-pack of GlaReducer Sheets.

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