NVA

Non-Verbal Reasoning tests
The ability to recognize similarities, analogies and patterns in unfamiliar designs. These reasoning processes are widely accepted as being fundamental to person’s ability to understand and assimilate new information and ideas. They enable person to make sense of new information and to relate it to what they already know. The processes are used whenever and wherever the person learn, such as recognising similarities between words when learning to read and spell, identifying number patterns or even seeing an analogy between instructions for building a model and recipes for baking.
 
Scores on this test will therefore give an indication of how easily this person will acquire new concepts and master new material in a wide range of subjects, based on their current levels of functioning. Using designs rather than words allows reasoning processes to be assessed independently of language skills.

The types of questions ( matrix) included in the test provide easily understood ways of assessing the key reasoning processes, without confounding the assessment with any other irrelevant knowledge or skills. For example, there are no reading requirements and no pictorial material used, as understanding of pictures often requires culturally-specific knowledge.

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Characteristics

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18 minutes

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12 years and older

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« G » factor

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Individual or in Group