Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
BANDEIRA, Denise Ruschel; ALVES, Irai Cristina Boccato; GIACOMEL, Angélica Elisa and LORENZATTO, Luciano. The Raven's coloured progressive matrices: norms for Porto Alegre, RS. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp. 479-486. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722004000300016.
The Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices was proposed standards to Porto Alegre (RS) children. The sample was composed by 779 children from Porto Alegre state public schools, aged from 4 years and 9 months to 11 years and 9 months. It was found a progressive increase in average scores as age increased and it was not verified differences between boys and girls. Comparing average scores between children from São Paulo and Porto Alegre public schools we found that the average scores from Porto Alegre children was higher, but they were lower than the scores from São Paulo private schools children. Percentile ranks were obtained to each age level with range of six months. Research results show the need to establish specific norms to different Brazilian regions, mainly concerning intelligence tests.
Keywords : Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices; norms; intelligence assessment.