The Naglieri General Ability Tests were developed to address the need for equitable assessment of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds so they can receive educational opportunities for their ability.
The Naglieri General Ability Tests- Verbal (Naglieri-V: Naglieri & Brulles, 2021), Naglieri General Ability Tests- Nonverbal (Naglieri-NV, Naglieri, 2021), and Naglieri General Ability Tests- Quantitative (Naglieri-Q: Naglieri & Lansdowne, 2021) were designed to remove cultural influences, allow students to solve problems regardless of the language they speak, and significantly reduce the amount of formal knowledge required so tests measure how well students 'think', rather than what students 'know'.
Test directions, content, and student verbal responses are often an obstacle for some gifted students. We created general ability tests that have verbal, quantitative and nonverbal content without (a) test questions that require knowledge, (b) the use of a specific language, (c) instructions that demand verbal comprehension and (d) without requiring a student to respond verbally.
Test directions are provided using language-free animated instructions to allow the students understand the format regardless of language and cultural influences so the tests measure general ability as fairly and equitably as possible.
The Naglieri-V test uses universally recognized pictures that are appropriate across cultures, representing verbal concepts, rather than presenting questions orally or in writing. The test questions require students to understand the relationships among six pictures to determine what verbal concept is shared by five of the pictures and which does not represent the concept.
The Naglieri-NV test is comprised of questions that are presented using diagrams and pictorial formats. These questions require the students to decipher the logic behind the relationships among shapes, their color, sequences, orientation, etc. to determine which option completes the pattern.
The Naglieri-Q test is composed of questions that are presented using numbers and shapes arranged in a pattern. The test items require students to examine the relationship, patterns, and sequences among numbers and/or symbols using basic math concepts. There are no math word problems so the items can be solved regardless of language(s).
A collection of recent handouts and webinars with an emphasis on the Naglieri General AbilityTests.
One of the authors of the Naglieri General Ability Tests, Dr. Jack Naglieri answers questions about the new suite of tests. Here you will learn about the assessment but also how and why it was developed and for whom it was created for.