Author/s: John C Raven et al
India Project Manager: Ann Choolackal
Age Range: 4 years to 11 years
Administration: Individual – 30 minutes
Norms: Standard scores, percentile ranks and age equivalence
Measure nonverbal and verbal aspects of general ability in Hindi-speaking children and use scientific Indian language translations for more accurate testing.
Following the publication of Raven’s CPM/CVSINDIA, Raven’s CPM/CVSHINDI with norms for Hindi-speaking populations will help you measure ability in those who are not fluent in English.
Raven’s CPM/CVSHINDI fills a long-felt gap in ability tests that cater to populations not adequately exposed to the English language. Translation of test instructions and CVS word card in seven major Indian languages empowers you with a more culturally fair test that can be administered in a vernacular language your client understands.
- Besides Hindi, language translations of test instructions and CVS word card available in the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu
- Hindi norms enable a fairer assessment of ability for populations that are Hindi-speaking
- Screen a large number of children across language groups, using the Hindi and additional Indian language translations
- Brings all the benefits of Raven’s CPM/CVSINDIA plus the added benefits of flexible choice of language for administration
Language Translation Kit consisting of CVS Record Form, CVS word card and Test Instruction Booklet for seven Indian languages available separately from Raven’s CPM/CVSHINDI
Contact us to place a pre-launch order.
- Raven’s Colored Progressive Matrices and Crichton Vocabulary Scales are one of the most widely-used assessments in India and the world for testing of cognitive ability/intelligence. These scales have found varied applications in educational, clinical and research settings and are appreciated for their ease of administration and use as quick screeners.
- In 2012, our office published Raven’s CPM/CVS norms for Indian children, a significant development for the field of assessment. With the publication of Raven’s CPM/CVS INDIA, school and mental-health professionals are now able to use updated norms for Indian children that give a valid picture of cognitive abilities in children.
- However, despite offering professional superior assessment results with Raven’s CPM/CVSINDIA, the fact remained that the Crichton Vocabulary Scale (CVS) was testing verbal ability through the medium of English, a language that does not enjoy universal and uniform proficiency across different demographic categories in India. Hence, many professionals had to limit their use of Raven’s to CPM, the nonverbal component, given the demographically diverse range of children they encountered in their practice.
- In order to provide more testing options to professionals who use Raven’s for assessing cognitive abilities, our office has now developed Raven’s CPM/CVS with Hindi norms and instructions, and translations of the Hindi CVS word card and CPM/CVS test instructions in seven major Indian languages.
- In India, as per estimates, 41% to 45% of Indians speak or know Hindi whereas 25% of the population are native Hindi speakers. Taking these figures into account, norms for Hindi instructions and translations in seven Indian languages- Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi – became the chosen way forward in order to address language barriers in testing experienced by professionals. The development of Raven’s CPM/CVSHINDI significantly addresses barriers to language and makes Raven’s available for testing a larger population of children in India who can be now tested in their native language.
- Professionals can choose to use Raven’s CPM/CVSINDIA or Raven’s CPM/CVSHINDI taking into consideration background information of the child such as language fluency, exposure and other socio-economic factors.
Raven’s CPM/CVSHINDI Complete Kit:
- Administrative and scoring manual
- CPM stimulus booklet
- 25 CPM Record forms
- 25 CVS Record Forms (Hindi)
- CVS word card (Hindi
- CPM Scoring acetate
Raven’s Bengali Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Bengali, Bengali CVS Word Card, Bengali CVS Record Form.
Raven’s Gujarati Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Gujarati, Gujarati CVS Word Card, Gujarati CVS Record Form.
Raven’s Kannada Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Kannada, Kannada CVS Word Card, Kannada CVS Record Form.
Raven’s Malayalam Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Malayalam, Malayalam CVS Word Card, Malayalam CVS Record Form.
Raven’s Marathi Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Marathi, Marathi CVS Word Card, Marathi CVS Record Form.
Raven’s Tamil Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Tamil, Tamil CVS Word Card, Tamil CVS Record Form.
Raven’s Telugu Translation Kit: Consists of Instruction Booklet in Telugu, Telugu CVS Word Card, Telugu CVS Record Form.