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 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.