College-Sample Psychometric and Normative Data on a Short Form of the Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices Test Academic Article uri icon


  • The Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices Test (APM) is a popular measure of higher-order general mental ability (g). Its use in both basic research and applied settings is partially attributable to its apparent low level of culture-loading. However, one disadvantage curtailing its more widespread use may be its protracted administration time. Arthur and Day addressed this issue by creating an APM short form. The present study provides college-sample normative data on this 12-item short form of the APM that demonstrates psychometric properties similar to those of the long form, but with a substantially shorter administration time. These data will facilitate the use and interpretation of short form test scores in research settings where administration time is a major concern.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

author list (cited authors)

  • Arthur, W., Tubre, T. C., Paul, D. S., & Sanchez-Ku, M. L

citation count

  • 53

complete list of authors

  • Arthur, Winfred||Tubre, Travis C||Paul, Don S||Sanchez-Ku, Maria L

publication date

  • December 1999