List of Tests

The MCCB includes ten tests that assess seven cognitive domains.

Cognitive Domain Test Description
Speed of processing

Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS): Symbol-Coding

Category Fluency: Animal Naming

Trail Making Test: Part A

Timed paper-and-pencil test in which respondent uses a key to write digits that correspond to nonsense symbols

Oral test in which respondent names as many animals as she/he can in 1 minute

Timed paper-and-pencil test in which respondent draws a line to connect consecutively numbered circles placed irregularly on a sheet of paper

Attention/Vigilance Continuous Performance Test—Identical Pairs (CPT-IP)* Computer-administered measure of sustained attention in which respondent presses a response button to consecutive matching numbers
Working memory

Wechsler Memory Scale®—3rd Ed.
(WMS®-III): Spatial Span

LetterNumber Span

Using a board on which 10 cubes are irregularly spaced, respondent taps cubes in same (or reverse) sequence as test administrator

Orally administered test in which respondent mentally reorders strings of number and letters and repeats them to administrator

Verbal learning Hopkins Verbal Learning TestRevised™ (HVLT-R™) Orally administered test in which a list of 12 words from three taxonomic categories is presented and the respondent is asked to recall as many as possible after each of three learning trials
Visual learning Brief Visuospatial Memory TestRevised (BVMT-R™) A test that involves reproducing six geometric figures from memory
Reasoning and
problem solving
Neuropsychological Assessment Battery® (NAB®): Mazes Seven timed paper-and-pencil mazes of increasing difficulty that measure foresight and planning
Social cognition Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test(MSCEIT™): Managing Emotions Paper-and-pencil multiple-choice test that assesses how people manage their emotions

*WARNING: Do not change the CPT-IP parameter setting. Doing so will invalidate the normative scores and potentially disable the program. For best results, we recommend disconnecting from the Web while administering the CPT-IP.