Assess overall general ability with this test and the aptitude to learn new concepts quickly and solve new and complex problems without drawing on prior knowledge
What is RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices?
RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices is a gold-standard, highly trusted cognitive assessment that helps organisations measure an individual’s level of general (cognitive) ability by specifically assessing non-verbal abstract reasoning skills that are required for success in many job roles or training courses through the use of abstract reasoning tests.
What does RAVEN’S Progressive Matrices test measure?
The RAVEN’S matrices specifically assesses the following abilities:
There is no one clear test to measure a candidate’s ability to think laterally. However, measuring a candidate’s thinking via abstract reasoning testing is used as one of many ways to measure lateral thinking. These tests measure a candidate’s speed and accuracy in which they can interpret information and identify relationships between shapes and patterns.
Measuring abstract reasoning in this manner provides a non-bias way of assessing reasoning and thinking. This reasoning test allows recruiters to better understand how prospective candidates can identify patterns and solve problems relative to their business industry.
Compared with other assessments, RAVEN’S advanced progressive matrices is one of the most proven predictors of performance in roles requiring these abilities. It uses a non-verbal approach (diagrammatic) and therefore reduces potential linguistic bias, thus making it perfect for recruiting across geographies.
RAVEN’S advanced matrices offers information about someone’s capacity for analysing and solving problems, cognitive thinking, abstract reasoning, and the ability to learn. It is widely used within graduate recruitment, plus for roles across multiple sectors.
APM-III allows assessors to easily administer the online tests to any number of test takers for unsupervised remote completion.
What is the format of RAVEN’S Advanced Progressive Matrices?
The RAVEN’S Matrices Test presents candidates with a completely non-verbal abstract reasoning test. The matrices are presented by three-by-three geometric designs. Each image has a piece missing from the diagram. The candidate is tasked with choosing the correct diagram from a set of eight diagrams to complete the pattern within the matrix.
There are now five new norms available for the Raven’s™ Advanced Progressive Matrices-III (UK English), these include:
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