The ACER Abstract Reasoning Test assesses student ability to use non-verbal reasoning skills. Such reasoning is widely applicable across the curriculum, and beyond school, and is related to scholastic outcomes. Such items are particularly useful when assessments need to be done independent of language skills.
Abstract items require students to solve problems by hypothesising, identifying and applying patterns and relationships presented in diagrammatic form. Evaluation of evidence is an important element in problem solution.
Five levels of testing are available for students in years 4–10+ and suitable for general population or gifted students.
All five ART tests are available on the ACER Online Assessment Reporting System (OARS) which includes online reporting.
The tests are also available in paper and pencil format for large group testing (minimum 60 candidates). Results are reported via email within 10 working days.
Tests can be delivered in their own right or can be administered as an adjunct to another program after discussion with ACER consultants.