The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a shortened version of the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) under an item response theory framework (the one-and two-parameter logistic models). The shortened Raven SPM was administered to N = 453 cognitively healthy adults aged between 24 and 83 years. The IQ point estimates that were obtained under the one-and two-parameter logistic models were very similar (r = .97), but the two-parameter logistic-based test version had a higher measurement precision. The results showed that older age and being female were associated with a lower Raven SPM test performance. A user-friendly computer program was provided to facilitate the scoring and norming of the shortened Raven SPM under the different frameworks.
van der Elst, W., Ouwehand, C., van Rijn, P., Lee, N., van Boxtel, M., & Jolles, J. (2013). The shortened Raven standard progressive matrices: item response theory-based psychometric analyses and normative data. Assessment, 20(1), 48-59. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191111415999