Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices: Contribution to Italian standardization for subjects between ages 6 and 18

Laura Picone, Arturo Orsini, Lina Pezzuti

Accepted December 31, 2017

First published December 31, 2017

Abstract

This paper presents a standardization study of Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices on an Italian sample of 5438 young people aged 6 to 18 years. This instrument is well known, and although it is dated it is still useful for fast assessment of cognitive abilities, as confirmed in international literature a comparison of results from other tests which measure the same construct. The study confirms that young people performance is related with age, and it is influenced by social variables, such as parents’ schooling level used as an indicator of social-economic level. The raw scores obtained by the sample were converted in standardized points for age (IQ with M = 100 and SD = 15). Reliability and standard measurement error were calculated. These parameters are included in the report by Giunti Testing; their purpose is to supply a correct interpretation of the scores obtained.

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