Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices™ (CPM)

Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices™ (CPM)

Description

Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices™(CPM) is one of the most heavily used cognitive assessments in published research studies. The world’s leading non-verbal assessment has a strong following across the globe and has been relied upon for decades as an effective tool.

Raven’s Coloured Progressive Matrices™(CPM) is one of the most heavily used cognitive assessments in published research studies. The world’s leading non-verbal assessment has a strong following across the globe and has been relied upon for decades as an effective tool.

Author:

J. C. Raven

Overview:

Assess nonverbal abilities at three levels

Age Range:

5 through 11 years, elderly persons, and mentally and physically impaired persons

Administration:

Paper-and-Pencil

Scoring Option:

Manual Scoring

RTI Tiers:

RTI Level 1 and 2

Completion Time:

Untimed, individual or group: 15-30 minutes

Forms:

Classic Version; Parallel Version

Scores/Interpretation:

Summary and detailed percentiles

Raven’s CPM measures clear-thinking ability and is designed for young children ages 5:0-11:0 years and older adults. The test consists of 36 items in 3 sets (A, Ab, B), with 12 items per set.

Before the ability to reason by analogy has developed, or in cases where intellectual ability has become impaired, the CPM can be used to assess the degree to which children and adults can think clearly, or the level to which their intellectual abilities have deteriorated.

The three sets of 12 items are arranged to assess the chief cognitive processes of which children under 11 years of age are usually capable. The CPM items are arranged to assess cognitive development up to the stage when a person is sufficiently able to reason by analogy and adopt this way of thinking as a consistent method of inference. This stage in intellectual maturation appears to be one of the earliest to decline as the result of organic dysfunction.

The Raven’s CPM produces a single raw score that can be converted to a percentile based on normative data collected from various groups

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 multiple manuals available 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.

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 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