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There are IQ tests based only on Raven's matrices. I wonder how a raw score on such a test "scaled" to an IQ result. As we all know, IQ results depend on the age of individual tested. So I was looking for any data about IQ results and standard deviations in diffrent age groups and I didn't find anything except truisms. But there must be a table with multipliers for every age group, by which a raw test score is multiplied to evaluate the IQ result.

  • How are raw Raven's scores converted into age adjusted IQ?
  • Where can one find age norms for Raven's?
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Raven (2000) provides norms for raven matrices for different age groups.

Here is how you interpret it.

Burke (1985) provide different groups norms.

You can use different scales like IQ (which is very old term used in Piaget DeVries, 1974 has more about it). Also there are other measures: percentiles,DQI, z scores etc... you have formulas to recalculate, but usually you have to have norms on different age groups.

Usually it is hard to interpret if you dont have some background in psychometry but good luck


  • Burke, H. R. (1985). Raven's Progressive Matrices (1938): More on norms, reliability, and validity. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41(2), 231-235. abstract
  • DeVries, R. (1974). Relationships among Piagetian, IQ, and achievement assessments. Child Development, 746-756.
  • Raven, J. (2000). The Raven's progressive matrices: change and stability over culture and time. Cognitive psychology, 41(1), 1-48. PDF
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