General Ability Measure for AdultsGAMA
- Non-verbal assessment of an individual's general intellectual ability
- Publication date:
- Completion time:
- 25 minutes
- Individual - Self Administered
- Age range:
- 18 years and older
- Qualification level:
The GAMA test (General Ability Measure for Adults) is a self-administered, timed test that uses abstract designs, shapes, and colors to help measure general ability. Normed on a census-based sample of 2,360 adults, it can be effective with a variety of populations and can be administered to individuals or groups. The GAMA IQ score helps estimate an individual’s general intellectual ability and the 4 subtest scores provide additional information about the individual’s performance.
The GAMA test’s nonverbal item content helps overcome language, cultural, and educational barriers.
GAMA Test Results Provide an Efficient Description of General Ability
An individual’s GAMA IQ test score is based on the four subtest scales scores. Using hand-scoring materials or computerized scoring, you will generate a graphic representation of the person’s total score with a 90% confidence interval. An Ability Classification (from Well Below Average to Very Superior) and a Percentile rank are also reported. Subtest scores include a classification, a deviation score, and Strength/Weakness indications.
The GAMA test was normed on a census-based sample of 2,360 adults stratified by age, gender, race or ethnic group, educational level, and geographic region. The sample was partitioned into 11 age groups. The age groups and sample sizes are listed below. In addition, studies were undertaken during the development of the GAMA test to enhance its usefulness with special populations such as deaf adults, adults with learning disabilities or traumatic brain injury, or mentally retarded adults, and the elderly.
The report includes narrative and graphic information on the GAMA IQ score, based on the four subtest scores, plus:
Q-global® Administration Options
This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:
Manual Entry - Scoring and Reporting Only (ME)
These assessments are administered in paper-pencil format only, and can be scored by entering raw data into Q Global for scoring and reporting.
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