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Raven s Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) and Raven s Standard Progressive Matrices Plus (SPM Plus)

 

Overview: Assess nonverbal abilities at three levels

Age Range: 6:0-16:0, 17:0+

Administration: Paper-and-Pencil

Completion Time: Untimed, individual or Group: 20-45 minutes

Forms: Classic, Parallel or Plus version

Scores/Interpretation: Summary and detailed percentiles

Scoring Options: Manual Scoring

 
 
 

Product Details

Raven’s SPM is a test of observation skills and clear-thinking ability. It offers insight about someone’s capacity to observe, solve problems, and learn. The test has a total of 60 items presented in 5 sets (A–E), with 12 items per set.

The SPM Plus contains more powerful items while retaining the five-set, sixty-item format of the SPM. There is no time limit for either the SPM or the SPM Plus.

The SPM or SPM Plus score can be used as an indication of a candidate’s potential for success in professional, management and high-level technical positions that require clear thinking, problem identification, holistic situation assessment, and monitoring of tentative solutions for consistency with all available information. The SPM or SPM Plus score also can be used for developmental purposes in occupational and educational settings. The nonverbal aspect of each test minimizes the impact of cultural or language bias.

The Raven’s SPM and SPM Plus each produces a single raw score as well as percentile rank to indicate the candidate’s educative ability or the ability to think clearly and extract meaning out of events, compared to a norm group.

Features & Benefits

Kits

Raven’s Progressive Matrices is available in a variety of pre-packaged Kits for easy purchase and a discounted price from the individual components. Customers can purchase specific Coloured, Standard, or Advanced Kits or a Complete Kit containing all three versions.

Answer Forms

Most versions of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices have Easy Score Answer Sheets. These are double page forms that transfer answers from the front page directly to a back page designed to translate responses into scores.

Test Booklets

Each version of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices is administered by use of a booklet containing the version specific matrices. These can be reused over time, or some have used them as the Answer Sheet as well (although this can be quite expensive). Test Booklets can be purchased individually or in packages of ten for group administration.

Manuals

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a long and distinguished history of research. There are six (6) manuals available (officially referred to as Sections 1 – 6) that not only discuss how to administer and interpret the test, but contain numerous research and technical information as well.

When purchasing a Kit, all of the manuals relevant to the version you are purchasing are included. If you wish to purchase additional Manuals, detailed descriptions of their content are listed in the Manual section of this site.

Scoring Keys

Easy Score Answer Forms have eliminated the need for Scoring Keys in most situations. If you still have large numbers of Hand-Scorable Answer Forms, or several of the versions we have not yet revised, the Scoring Keys are listed with the appropriate Answer Form.

Resources

Materials

RAVEN'S Brochure (PDF - 1 MB)

Manuals

Raven’s Progressive Matrices have a long and distinguished history of research. There are six (6) manuals available (officially referred to as Sections 1 – 6) that not only discuss how to administer and interpret the test, but contain numerous research and technical information as well.

When purchasing a Kit, all of the manuals relevant to the version you are purchasing are included. If you wish to purchase additional Manuals, detailed descriptions of their content are listed below.

If purchasing replacement manuals for administration of Coloured, Standard, or Advanced you will need the following manuals:

  • Coloured Progressive Matrices (CPM)
    Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
    Manual Section 2 Coloured Progressive Matrices
  • Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM, SPM Parallel, SPM Plus)
    Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
    Manual Section 3 Standard Progressive Matrices
  • Advanced Progressive Matrices (Set 1 & 2)
    Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
    Manual Section 4 Advanced Progressive Matrices

Manual Section 1 General Overview (1998 Edition, Updated 2003)
Essential for use with all Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales:

  • Theoretical basis of the Raven’s Progressive Matrices and MHV
  • Nature of educative and reproductive abilities and their link to competence
  • Role of heritability and the environment
  • Ethnic and socio-economic issues
  • Maturation and ‘decline’ of educative and reproductive ability
  • Implications of findings for society and psychologists
  • Reporting results: the need for contextual information, especially on other aspects of competence
  • Applications in educational, clinical and occupational practice
  • Relationships between the three forms of the Matrices
  • Development of the Items
  • Format of the Item Analyses
  • Relationship between the forms of the MHV
  • Addendum: the scientific status of educative ability and understanding item difficulty

 

Manual Section 2 Coloured Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition

  • Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
  • Range of normative data
  • Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
  • Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 3 Standard Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition

  • Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
  • Range of normative data
  • Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
  • Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 4 Advanced Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition

  • Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
  • Range of normative data
  • Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
  • Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 5 Mill Hill Vocabulary Scale 1998 Edition

  • Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
  • Range of normative data
  • Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
  • Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 6 Crichton Vocabulary Scale 1988 Edition

  • Gives details of development, administration, scoring, reporting results and interpretation
  • Range of normative data
  • Summary reviews of reliability and validity studies
  • Fuller details are available in the Research Supplements

Manual Section 7 Research 1995 Edition

  • Tables giving brief summaries for each of the tests of all normative, reliability and validity studies
  • Source of the study, brief details about the population studied, numbers of respondents involved, results obtained, and comments

 

Pricing & Ordering

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Order Components

 
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  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Raven's SPM Kit
    015468676X
    $210.10
     
    Includes 1 SPM Test Booklet, 1 SPM Answer Sheet, SPM Answer Key, Manual Section 1, and Manual Section 3
  • Raven's Progressive Matrices Kit
    0158686195
    $891.50
     
    Includes two each of the Coloured, Standard, and Advanced (I and II) Test Booklets; 50 hand-scorable Answer Documents and Keys for each level; and Comprehensive Technical Manual (1998) with Research Supplement 3 (2000)
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Raven's Manual Section 1 - General Overview (1998, Updated 2003)
    0158686438
    $76.50
     
    Essential for use with all Progressive Matrices and Vocabulary Scales
  • Raven's Manual Section 3 - Standard Progressive Matrices 1998 Edition
    0158686691
    $76.50
     
  • Raven's Manual Section 7 - Research 1995 Edition
    0158686586
    $110.65
     
    Tables giving brief summaries for each of the tests of all normative, reliability and validity studies
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Raven's SPM Classic Easy Score Answer Sheet
    0158338391
    $31.10
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Raven's SPM Parallel Easy Score Answer Sheet
    0158686675
    $31.10
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Raven's SPM Plus Easy Score Answer Sheet
    0158686683
    $31.10
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Raven's SPM Classic Test Booklet
    0154686204
    $55.85
     
    Single Copy
  • Raven's SPM Parallel Test Booklet
    0154686557
    $55.85
     
    Single Copy
  • Raven's SPM Plus Test Booklet
    0154686565
    $55.85
     
    Single Copy
  • Raven's SPM Classic Test Booklet
    0158686209
    $504.90
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Raven's SPM Parallel Test Booklet
    0158686551
    $504.90
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Raven's SPM Plus Test Booklet
    015868656X
    $504.90
     
    Pkg of 10
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Raven's SPM Answer Key
    0158686411
    $29.05
     
 
 
 
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