Raven's Progressive Matrices
Making Sense out of Complexity
Identifies individuals with advanced observation and clear thinking skills who can handle the complexity and ambiguity of the modern workplace.
Raven's Progressive Matrices is a test of abstract reasoning (or non-verbal reasoning) that calls upon people to solve complex problems, primarily in new situations with little experience upon which to draw. It measures one of the main components of general intelligence, the ability to think clearly and make sense of complexity, also known as eductive reasoning (drawing out something hidden, latent, potential or reserved) as opposed to deductive reasoning (drawing conclusions from known facts). Some refer to the dichotomy as fluid versus crystallised intelligence.
Features and Benefits
- A classic test of abstract reasoning
- Predicts strength related to learning potential
- Nonverbal format reduces cultural & language bias
- Suggests likely skills such as anticipating outcomes
- Classifies individuals as low, average, and high
- Advanced version differentiates at high end of ability
Questions ask you to complete a matrix
- 1. A variety of figures, relationships, and transformations are presented
- 2. Person must select the best of multiplechoice alternatives to fill the empty corner
Who is it for?
- Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) - Entry to mid-level management candidates & individual contributors
- Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM) - Upper-level professionals who deal with complex problems e.g., engineers, directors