BBCS-3:R: Bracken Basic Concept Scale (3rd Edition) – Receptive


Bracken Basic Concept Scale, Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3:R) evaluates a child’s acquisition of basic concepts nonverbally. The tested areas are strongly related to cognitive and language development as well as early childhood academic achievement.

Author(s) : Bruce A. Bracken


NB: Only available to clients based in the Republic of Ireland – qualification criteria applies (see qualification code and link below)

Author(s): Bruce A Bracken
Publication Year: 2006
Age Range: 3 years to 6 years 11 months
Administration: Individual – 30 to 45 minutes
Qualification Code: A – Click HERE for more details.

Assess a child’s receptive knowledge of basic concepts

The Bracken Basic Concept Scale – Third Edition: Receptive (BBCS-3: R) and Bracken Basic Concept Scale: Expressive (BBCS: E) are developmentally sensitive measures of children’s basic concept knowledge.

Acquisition of basic concepts is strongly related to cognitive and language development as well as early childhood academic achievement. Building on the strength of the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised, the BBCS-3: R includes updated norms and improved items.

New Features:

  • Gain a more complete understanding with the new Expressive Measure
  • Includes the ability to evaluate a child’s understanding of basic concepts expressively
  • Offers a Scoring Assistant
  • Contains a school readiness composite
  • Provides clinical studies on specific populations including Developmental Delayed and Mental Retardation

Use the BBCS-3: R and BBCS: E to:

  • Assist you in developing appropriate IEP goals that relate to the educational curriculum
  • Follow the early childhood education curriculum outlined through Every Child Matters
  • Easily administer, score and interpret
  • Assess important educational concepts – Colour, letter/sounds, numbers/counting, size, shapes, direction/position,
    self-/social-awareness, texture/material, quality, time/sequence.

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