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Raven's Progressive Matrices (RPM) Board form tests

The Raven's CPM Board Form is now available to order.

The cost per set is 400 Euro and can be ordered via email from [email protected]

Please identify email as: Board Form enquiry.

Please include name, shipping details and quantity required.

All orders will be invoiced and shipped from the Board Form Manufacturer once orders have been placed.

All orders will be subject to a shipping charge on top of the Set price of 400 Euro. This charge will be dependent on the number of Sets order and shipping details.

For further information on the Board Form please see below.


Board Form Test of the CPM

An almost universally applicable method of demonstrating the problems is to present each in the form of a board with a part removed, and for the options from which a choice has to be made to be available on movable pieces, each of which fits the space in the board. Those taking the test can be shown that each piece fits the gap in the board but that only one completes the pattern. By placing a selected piece in position, people can see the results of their judgement The inbuilt training in the method of working teaches them to be careful, without altering the number of problems they are capable of solving by direct inference.

The Board Form of the Test can be demonstrated satisfactorily to persons of almost any race speaking any language. It is also one of the few tests which can be used satisfactorily with people who are suffering from partial paralysis, deafness or defective speech, and which will give a consistent reliable and psychologically valid estimate of their present capacity for rational judgement regardless of their specific handicaps.

Between the ages of 3 and 6 years, a child's interest and attention are usually too mobile, and output of intellectual activity too capricious, for any mental test to give a highly reliable prediction of subsequent intellectual development. For this reason, it is doubtful if the results obtained with the Board Form of the Test have, with infants, greater prognostic value than the results obtained with other mental tests. There is reason to think, however, that the results obtained with the Board Form of the Test are psychologically valid as far as they assess a child's present output of intellectual activity, whatever his or her knowledge and education.

For routine work with very young children, for the clinical assessment of intellectual deficiency or deterioration, and for cross-cultural studies, the Board Form of the Test has obvious advantages. For some psychological enquiries, it has also the advantage over the Book Form of the Test in that solutions by trial and error can be observed, recorded, and compared with solutions by direct perception and inference. Solutions by the former method can be kept separate from solutions by the latter. To evaluate the results, they need not be included in the total score on the Test. By omitting them, the results obtained when the Board Form of the Test is used can be satisfactorily equated with the results obtained when the Book Form of the Test is used.

Apart from the circumstances already indicated, the Board Form of the Test is chiefly useful for psychological research. For this purpose it has two merits: it overcomes the limitations of both a "pencil and paper" test and a "performance" test, and it also makes it possible to record easily and accurately the successive judgements a person acts on in attempting to solve a progressive series of problems. In this way information is obtained concerning the mental operations involved and the kinds of error made in problem solving.




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