Raven’s Progressive Matrices

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The Ravens Progressive Matrices is a leading global non-verbal measure of mental ability, helping to identify individuals with advanced observation and clear thinking skills who can handle the complexity and ambiguity of the modern workplace.

Ravens offers information about someone's capacity for analyzing and solving problems, abstract reasoning, and the ability to learn and reduces cultural bias with a nonverbal approach.

There are 4 versions of the Raven’s available:

• Raven’s Progressive Matrices – Standard
• Raven’s Progressive Matrices – Coloured
• Raven’s Progressive Matrices – Advanced
• Raven’s Progressive Matrices – For Talent Assessment - Standard & Advanced (Available Online In Single Copies) Completion Time: 42 minutes for APM, 47 minutes for SPM (Timed) Program Usage: Selection, high-potential identification, high-level technical staffing, global staffing

All versions require that users have B-Level qualifications - See Details At The Bottom of This Page

Standard RPM

Overview: Assess nonverbal abilities at three levels
Age Range: 6:0-16:0, 17:0+
RTI Tiers: RTI Tiers 1, 2 and 3 – See Response to Intervention (RTI) info below*
Administration: Paper-and-Pencil
Completion Time: Untimed, individual or Group: 20-45 minutes
Forms: Classic, Parallel or Plus version
Scores/Interpretation: Summary and detailed percentiles
Scoring Options: Manual Scoring

Raven’s SPM is a test of observation skills and clear-thinking ability. It offers insight about someone’s capacity to observe, solve problems, and learn. The test has a total of 60 items presented in 5 sets (A–E), with 12 items per set.

The SPM Plus contains more powerful items while retaining the five-set, sixty-item format of the SPM. There is no time limit for either the SPM or the SPM Plus.

The SPM or SPM Plus score can be used as an indication of a candidate’s potential for success in professional, management and high-level technical positions that require clear thinking, problem identification, holistic situation assessment, and monitoring of tentative solutions for consistency with all available information. The SPM or SPM Plus score also can be used for developmental purposes in occupational and educational settings. The nonverbal aspect of each test minimizes the impact of cultural or language bias.

The Raven’s SPM and SPM Plus each produces a single raw score as well as percentile rank to indicate the candidate’s educative ability or the ability to think clearly and extract meaning out of events, compared to a norm group.

Features & Benefits

Kits

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is available in a variety of pre-packaged Kits for easy purchase and a discounted price from the individual components. Customers can purchase specific Coloured, Standard, or Advanced Kits or a Complete Kit containing all three versions.

Answer Forms

Most versions of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices have Easy Score Answer Sheets. These are double page forms that transfer answers from the front page directly to a back page designed to translate responses into scores.

Test Booklets

Each version of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices is administered by use of a booklet containing the version specific matrices. These can be reused over time, or some have used them as the Answer Sheet as well (although this can be quite expensive). Test Booklets can be purchased individually or in packages of ten for group administration.

Manuals

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a long and distinguished history of research. There are six (6) manuals available (officially referred to as Sections 1 – 6) that not only discuss how to administer and interpret the test, but contain numerous research and technical information as well.

When purchasing a Kit, all of the manuals relevant to the version you are purchasing are included. If you wish to purchase additional Manuals, detailed descriptions of their content are listed in the Manual section below.

Scoring Keys

Easy Score Answer Forms have eliminated the need for Scoring Keys in most situations. If you still have large numbers of Hand-Scorable Answer Forms, or several of the versions we have not yet revised, the Scoring Keys are listed with the appropriate Answer Form.


Coloured RPM

Overview: Assess nonverbal abilities at three levels
Age Range: 5 through 11 years, elderly persons, and mentally and physically impaired persons
RTI Tiers: RTI Level 1 and 2
Administration: Paper-and-Pencil
Completion Time: Untimed, individual or group: 15-30 minutes
Forms: Classic Version; Parallel Version
Scores/Interpretation: Summary and detailed percentiles
Scoring Options: Manual Scoring

Raven’s CPM measures clear-thinking ability and is designed for young children ages 5:0-11:0 years and older adults. The test consists of 36 items in 3 sets (A, Ab, B), with 12 items per set.

Before the ability to reason by analogy has developed, or in cases where intellectual ability has become impaired, the CPM can be used to assess the degree to which children and adults can think clearly, or the level to which their intellectual abilities have deteriorated.

The three sets of 12 items are arranged to assess the chief cognitive processes of which children under 11 years of age are usually capable. The CPM items are arranged to assess cognitive development up to the stage when a person is sufficiently able to reason by analogy and adopt this way of thinking as a consistent method of inference. This stage in intellectual maturation appears to be one of the earliest to decline as the result of organic dysfunction.

The Raven’s CPM produces a single raw score that can be converted to a percentile based on normative data collected from various groups

Features & Benefits

Kits

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is available in a variety of pre-packaged Kits for easy purchase and a discounted price from the individual components. Customers can purchase specific Coloured, Standard, or Advanced Kits or a Complete Kit containing all three versions.

Answer Forms

Most versions of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices have Easy Score Answer Sheets. These are double page forms that transfer answers from the front page directly to a back page designed to translate responses into scores.

Test Booklets

Each version of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices is administered by use of a booklet containing the version specific matrices. These can be reused over time, or some have used them as the Answer Sheet as well (although this can be quite expensive). Test Booklets can be purchased individually or in packages of ten for group administration.

Manuals

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a long and distinguished history of research. There are six (6) manuals available (officially referred to as Sections 1 – 6) that not only discuss how to administer and interpret the test, but contain numerous research and technical information as well.

Kits

When purchasing a Kit, all of the manuals relevant to the version you are purchasing are included. If you wish to purchase additional Manuals, detailed descriptions of their content are listed in the Manual section of this site.

Scoring Keys

Easy Score Answer Forms have eliminated the need for Scoring Keys in most situations. If you still have large numbers of Hand-Scorable Answer Forms, or several of the versions we have not yet revised, the Scoring Keys are listed with the appropriate Answer Form.


Advanced RPM

Overview: Assess nonverbal abilities at three levels
Age Range: 12:0-16:0, 17:0 years and older
RTI Tiers: RTI Tiers 1, 2 and 3
Administration: Paper-and-Pencil
Completion Time: Untimed, individual or group: 40-60 minutes
Forms: Classic Version
Scores/Interpretation: Summary and detailed percentiles
Scoring Options: Manual Scoring

Raven’s APM measures high-level observation skills, clear thinking ability, and intellectual capacity. This untimed test is designed to differentiate between people at the high end of intellectual ability. When administered under timed conditions, the APM can also be used to assess intellectual efficiency – quick and accurate high-level intellectual work.

The APM score can be used as an indication of a candidate’s potential for success in high-level technical, professional, and executive positions that require high levels of clear and accurate thinking, problem identification, holistic situation assessment, and monitoring of tentative solutions for consistency with all available information. The APM score also can be used for developmental purposes in occupational and advanced educational settings. The nonverbal aspect of the test minimizes the impact of cultural or language bias.

The Raven’s APM produces a single raw score as well as percentile rank to indicate the candidate’s educative ability or the ability to make sense of complex situations, compared to a norm group.

Features & Benefits

Kits

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is available in a variety of pre-packaged Kits for easy purchase and a discounted price from the individual components. Customers can purchase specific Coloured, Standard, or Advanced Kits or a Complete Kit containing all three versions.

Answer Forms

Most versions of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices have Easy Score Answer Sheets. These are double page forms that transfer answers from the front page directly to a back page designed to translate responses into scores.

Test Booklets

Each version of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices is administered by use of a booklet containing the version specific matrices. These can be reused over time, or some have used them as the Answer Sheet as well (although this can be quite expensive). Test Booklets can be purchased individually or in packages of ten for group administration.

Manuals

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a long and distinguished history of research. There are six (6) manuals available (officially referred to as Sections 1 – 6) that not only discuss how to administer and interpret the test, but contain numerous research and technical information as well.

Kits

When purchasing a Kit, all of the manuals relevant to the version you are purchasing are included. If you wish to purchase additional Manuals, detailed descriptions of their content are listed in the Manual section of this site.

Scoring Keys

Easy Score Answer Forms have eliminated the need for Scoring Keys in most situations. If you still have large numbers of Hand-Scorable Answer Forms, or several of the versions we have not yet revised, the Scoring Keys are listed with the appropriate Answer Form.

Manuals

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a long and distinguished history of research. There are six (6) manuals available (officially referred to as Sections 1 – 6) that not only discuss how to administer and interpret the test, but contain numerous research and technical information as well.

When purchasing a Kit, all of the manuals relevant to the version you are purchasing are included. If you wish to purchase additional Manuals, detailed descriptions of their content are listed below.

If purchasing replacement manuals for administration of Coloured, Standard, or Advanced you will need the following manuals:

Coloured Progressive Matrices (CPM)

• Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
• Manual Section 2 Coloured Progressive Matrices

Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM, SPM Parallel, SPM Plus)

• Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
• Manual Section 3 Standard Progressive Matrices

Advanced Progressive Matrices (Set 1 & 2)

• Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
• Manual Section 4 Advanced Progressive Matrices
• Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)

Essential for use with all Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales:

• Theoretical basis of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices and MHV
• Nature of educative and reproductive abilities and their link to competence
• Role of heritability and the environment
• Ethnic and socio-economic issues
• Maturation and ‘decline’ of educative and reproductive ability
• Implications of findings for society and psychologists
• Reporting results: the need for contextual information, especially on other aspects of competence
• Applications in educational, clinical and occupational practice
• Relationships between the three forms of the Matrices
• Development of the Items
• Format of the Item Analyses
• Relationship between the forms of the MHV
• Addendum: the scientific status of educative ability and understanding item difficulty

Manual Section 2 Coloured Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition

• Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
• Range of normative data
• Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
• Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements
• Manual Section 3 Standard Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition
• Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
• Range of normative data
• Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
• Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements
• Manual Section 4 Advanced Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition
• Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
• Range of normative data
• Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
• Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 5 Mill Hill Vocabulary Scale 1998 Edition

• Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
• Range of normative data
• Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
• Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 6 Crichton Vocabulary Scale 1988 Edition

• Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
• Range of normative data
• Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
• Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 7 Research 1995 Edition

• Tables giving brief summaries for each of the tests of all normative, reliability and validity studies
• Source of the study, brief details about the population studied, numbers of respondents involved, results obtained, and comments

Response to Intervention

*The concept of Response to Intervention (RTI) is changing the landscape for assessment professionals and opening new avenues for you to help guide students on the path to success every step of the way. Pearson can help you make the most of this opportunity to expand your influence on young lives.

A Balanced View of RTI

There are four essential components of RTI:

• A school-wide, multiple-level instructional and behavioral system for preventing school failure
• Screening
• Progress Monitoring
• Data-based decision making for instruction, movement with-in the multi-level system and disability identification

The National Center on Response to Intervention offers a definition of response to intervention that reflects what is currently known from research and evidence-based practices, and supports the implementation of a comprehensive RTI framework.

Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavioral problems. With RTI, schools use data to identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student's responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities or other disabilities.


User Qualifications B-Level Product - Completion of User Qualification Form Required Prior to Purchase

A master's degree in psychology, education, occupational therapy, social work, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.

OR

Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization (such as ASHA, AOTA, AERA, ACA, AMA, CEC, AEA, AAA, EAA, NAEYC, NBCC) that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.

OR

A degree or license to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field.

OR

Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments.






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