The Naglieri General Ability Tests are comprised of three brand-new tests expressly developed to help identify gifted students fairly and equitably. These tests measure general intellectual ability across verbal (Naglieri & Brulles), nonverbal (Naglieri), and quantitative (Naglieri & Landsdowne) content.
Test items were carefully 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'. Initial research has found minimal differences across gender, race/ethnicity, and parental education level. Initial research (N = 8,410 grades K-12) of the possible influences of gender, race, ethnicity, and parental education on three tests indicate little to no differences across gender, race, ethnicity and parental education.
The Naglieri General Ability Tests online portal automatically scores students' performance using local norms, providing school system stakeholders with multiple score options at the click of a button.
The Naglieri Verbal (NV) measures general ability using questions which require a child to recognize a verbal concept when that concept is represented by pictures.
The Naglieri Nonverbal (NN) measures general ability by using questions which require a student to carefully examine shapes presented in a matrix where sequences, spatial orientations, and other distinguishing characteristics must be analyzed to solve the questions.
The Naglieri Quantitative (NQ) measures general ability using questions which require a student to closely examine the relationships among the numbers and/or symbols using basic Math concepts.
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One of the authors of the Naglieri General Dr. Jack Naglieri answers questions about the Naglieri General Ability Tests. Here you will learn about the assessment but also how and why it was developed and for whom it was created for.