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.
Measuring Lateral Thinking with the RAVEN's Test
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.
What does RAVEN’S Progressive Matrices test measure?
The RAVEN’S matrices specifically assesses the following abilities:
• Lateral thinking
• Learning new concepts quickly
• Solving new and complex problems without drawing on prior knowledge
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What is this Abstract Reasoning Test used for?
Compared with other assessments, RAVEN’S 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 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?
- Item-bank renders screen-sharing of items pointless as no two candidates will receive the same set of items. This stops over-exposure of items, thus protecting the integrity of the test
- Test (instructions) and reports in more than 12 languages
- Online for unsupervised and/or supervised completion
- Easy to administer. Online test link can be sent to any number of test-takers with one click.
Example of RAVEN's Advanced Progressive Matrices Test
The RAVEN’S Matrices Test presents candidates with a completely non-verbal abstract reasoning test. The questions are presented using three-by-three geometric designs. Each image has a piece missing from the diagram. The candidate is tasked with choosing the correct piece from a set of eight to complete the pattern within the matrix.