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Raven’s Progressive Matrices

Raven’s Progressive Matrices (RPM) is a multiple-choice group intelligence test that measures abstract reasoning and fluid intelligence. Intelligence tests can be classified according to whether they are a group of individual texts and whether they are verbal, nonverbal, or mixed, consisting of verbal, numerical, and nonverbal spatial questions. The main individual intelligence tests are the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, which consist of mixed content. Group-administered intelligence tests such as the Multidimensional Aptitude Battery and the Cognitive Abilities Test are generally used in mass testing situations such as the military and schools and both have a mixed format. RPM is designed for large groups and are completely nonverbal with only spatial questions.

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