Asked by Arrow Eastham on Apr 23, 2024



Under which of these circumstances would it be important for a psychologist to use Raven's Progressive Matrices (or a similar test) instead of, say, the WAIS-III or WISC-IV?

A) The psychologist wants to record separate verbal and performance scores.
B) The person being tested has already gotten a high score on the Stanford-Binet IQ test.
C) The person being tested has just recently begun to learn English.
D) The psychologist wants to use a test with good reliability and validity.


The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Third Edition, a tool for assessing the intelligence and cognitive ability of adults.


The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, a tool used to assess the intellectual ability of children between the ages of 6 and 16.

Raven's Progressive Matrices

A nonverbal group test typically used to assess abstract reasoning and fluid intelligence.

  • Appreciate the vital importance of incorporating culture and language considerations into intelligence testing.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of intelligence tests for specific individual circumstances.

Verified Answer

Delilah Boucher

May 02, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Raven's Progressive Matrices (or similar nonverbal tests) can be used for individuals who have just begun to learn English or who may have limited language abilities. This is because these tests do not require verbal abilities and are based on visual problem-solving skills.