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 three tests were specifically designed to measure thinking (i.e., general ability) with minimum influence of knowing. All the test questions require a student to recognize the relationships among pictures, shapes or numbers to arrive at the correct answer. All three of these tests reflect how well a student can solve the test questions with minimal requirement of knowledge.
The Naglieri General Ability Tests online portal automatically scores students' performance using local norms, providing school administrators with multiple scoring options at the click of a button.
Drs. Naglieri, Brulles and Lansdowne discuss the Naglieri General Ability Tests and its suite of tests. These general ability tests were developed to have verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal content while addressing the need for equitable assessment of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
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).
Test Name: Naglieri-NV
Author: Jack A. Naglieri, PhD
Administration Type: Group
Administration Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Drs. Naglieri, Brulles and Lansdowne continue the conversation about the Naglieri General Ability Tests as they discuss test administration and goals of equitable identification.
The terms “gifted” and “talented” are sometimes used interchangeably however they actually have distinct meanings. In this video, the authors of the Naglieri General Ability Tests discuss the need for gifted identification to be made more equitable.
Drs. Naglieri, Brulles and Lansdowne discuss their hope for the future of equitable assessment using the Naglieri General Ability Tests.
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