Porteus Maze

Porteus Maze

Description

The Porteus Maze series is a brief, nonverbal test of mental ability that yields information useful in assessing a person’s ability to plan and to change problem-solving approaches. 

The Porteus Maze series is a brief, nonverbal test of mental ability that yields information useful in assessing a person’s ability to plan and to change problem-solving approaches. 

Author:

Stanley D. Porteus

Overview:

Assess the ability to plan and change problem-solving approaches

Age Range:

3 to 12, 14, and adults

Administration:

Vineland Revision: untimed; Extension and Supplement: 25 minutes each

Publication Date:

1965

The Porteus Maze series is a brief, nonverbal test of mental ability that yields information useful in assessing a person’s ability to plan and to change problem-solving approaches.

This cognitive measure has a variety of applications including:

  • Verbally impaired programs
  • Anthropological research
  • Studies of the effects of drugs and neurosurgery

The series is based on extensive research with various populations and is relatively culture-free.