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.

ART is available to administer on paper with results reported via email within 10 working days.