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Adult Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
General Abilities

Raven's Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales
J C Raven et al, 1998

Overview: 
Measure two major components of general intelligence 

Age Range
Varying age ranges

Administration:
Individual and Group

Harcourt Assessment is proud to announce the recent acquisition of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales. All of these materials are now available from Harcourt and partner companies throughout the world.

The Raven’s Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales are in wide use throughout the world and come in a variety of formats to cover educational, clinical and occupational uses.

Used together the tests can quickly assess general cognitive ability or intelligence. The Matrices are probably the best known example of a tool to measure to eductive ability, with the Vocabulary Scales providing measures of reproductive ability. Together, these two components, can be thought of as measuring ‘General Intelligence’ – often referred to as ‘g’ in the psychological literature.

Raven’s Progressive Matrices
A measure of eductive ability – the ability to make sense and meaning out of complex or confusing data; the ability to perceive new patterns and relationships, and to forge (largely non-verbal) constructs which make it easy to handle complexity.

The Raven’s Progressive Matrices comes in 3 formats:

Raven’s Vocabulary Scales
Measures of reproductive ability – the ability to store, process and utilise a culture’s store of (largely verbal) information and knowledge.

There are 3 formats for the Raven’s Vocabulary Scales:

Although these two abilities frequently work in tandem, they are very different from each other. Many Occupational (HR), Educational and Clinical settings call for both to be assessed and interpreted.

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a wide variety of applications including:


Available Products

Materials

RPM & RVS specimen sets:

APM specimen set - occupational: Includes APM and MHV occupational user's guide, 1 each of APM Set I & II test booklets - occupational, 1 APM easy-score answer sheet, 1 each of MHV Forms 1 & 2 Senior and 1 MHV easy-score senior form

APM specimen set - educational: Includes 1 each of APM Set I & II test booklets - educational, manual sections 1, 4 and 5, 1 APM easy-score answer sheet, 1 each of MHV Form 1 & 2 Senior and 1 MHV easy-score senior form

SPM Classic specimen set - educational: Includes 1 SPM Classic test booklet - educational, manual sections 1, 3 and 5, 1 SPM Classic easy-score answer sheet, 1 each of MHV forms 1 & 2 senior, 1 MHV definitions form, 1 each of MHV forms 1 & 2 junior, 1 MHV short form and 1 MHV easy-score senior form

SPM Parallel specimen set: Includes 1 SPM Parallel test booklet, manual sections 1, 3 & 5, 1 SPM Parallel easy-score answer sheet, 1 each of MHV forms 1 & 2 senior, 1 MHV definitions form, 1 each of MHV forms 1 & 2 junior, 1 MHV short form and 1 MHV easy-score senior form

SPM Plus specimen set: Includes 1 SPM Plus test booklet, manual sections 1, 3 & 5, 1 SPM Plus easy-score answer sheet, 1 each of MHV forms 1 & 2 senior, 1 MHV definitions form, 1 each of MHV forms 1 & 2 junior, 1 MHV short form and 1 MHV easy-score senior form

CPM Classic specimen set: Includes 1 CPM Classic test booklet, manual sections 1, 2 & 6, 1 CPM Classic easy-score answer sheet and 1 CVS form

CPM Parallel specimen set: Includes 1 CPM Parallel test booklet, manual sections 1, 2 & 6, 1 CPM Parallel easy-score answer sheet and 1 CVS form
RPM additional materials:

Professional manual section 1 (general overview)

Professional manual section 2 (CPM)

Professional manual section 3 (SPM)

Professional manual section 4 (APM)

APM Set I test booklet - occupational (reusable), pack of 10

APM Set II test booklet - occupational (reusable), pack of 10

APM Set I test booklet - educational (reusable), pack of 10

APM Set II test booklet - educational (reusable), pack of 10

APM easy-score answer sheet, pack of 10

SPM Classic test booklet - occupational (reusable), pack of 10

SPM classic test booklet - educational (reusable), pack of 10

SPM classic easy-score answer sheet, pack of 10

SPM Parallel test booklet (reusable), pack of 10

SPM Parallel easy-score answer sheet, pack of 10

SPM Plus test booklet (reusable), pack of 10

SPM Plus easy-score answer sheet, pack of 10

CPM Classic test booklet (reusable), pack of 10

CPM Classic easy-score answer sheet, pack of 10

CPM Parallel test booklet (reusable), pack of 10

CPM Parallel easy-score answer sheet, pack of 10
RVS additional materials:

Professional manual section 5 (MHV)

Professional manual section 6 (CVS)

MHV easy-score (all multiple-choice) senior form, pack of 20

MHV form 1 senior, pack of 20

MHV form 2 senior, pack of 20

MHV form 1 junior, pack of 20

MHV form 2 junior, pack of 20

MHV definitions form, pack of 20

MHV short form, pack of 20

CVS Form, pack of 20
Other materials:

Professional manual section 7 (research & references): Contains summaries of published normative, reliability and validity studies. Also contains references to all sections of, and supplements to, the manual

Research supplement no. 1: Contains a full description of how Irish and British standardisations of 1972 and 1979 were conducted. A valuable resource for teaching the methodology of test standardisation

Research supplement no. 3: A compendium of American national and school district normative and validity studies with a review of norming studies, together with an account of the methodology used to construct Raven's conversion tables. Also includes a review of the use of the RPM in neuropsychological assessment

Manual index