NVA - Non Verbal Analogies
Measures cognitive skills - fluid intelligence
Offered online at a cost of $ 17 per administration including the report
Career Guidance, Recruitment
HR Director, Counselor, Psychologist
French and English- does not require the use of language except for instructions.
Non-verbal reasoning tests the ability to recognise similarities, analogies, and patterns in unfamiliar designs. These reasoning processes are widely recognised to be fundamental to a person’s ability to understand and assimilate new information and ideas. They enable people to make sense of new information and to associate it to what they already know. The processes are used whenever and wherever people learn, such as when when recognising similarities between words when learning to read and spell, or when identifying number patterns, or even seeing an analogy between the instructions for building a model and the instructions for a cooking recipe.
The scores on this test will therefore provide 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 ways of assessing the key reasoning processes, without confusing the assessment with any other irrelevant knowledge or skills. For example, there are no reading requirements and no pictorial material used, since the understanding of pictures often requires culturally-specific knowledge.
The scores of this test thus provide an indication of how easily this person will acquire new concepts and master new material across a wide range of topics, based on their current levels of operation.
The use of drawings in the form of matrices rather than words allows reasoning processes to be evaluated independently of language skills. The types of questions (matrix) included in the test make it possible to evaluate key reasoning processes, without confusing evaluation with other knowledge or irrelevant skills. This test has the advantage of not having any cultural bias. For example, there is no reading requirement and no pictorial material used, which the understanding of the images often requires culturally specific knowledge.