R., Aboussaleh, Y., & Ahami, A. O. T. (2014). The
Standard Progressive Matrices Norms in an international
context among the middle school children of the rural
commune Sidi el Kamel (North-Western Morocco).
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Objectives: the present study set out to build the percentiles
norms of the Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) (2010-2012)
for the 1177 middle school children (11.8 to 17.7 years) of
the rural commune Sidi El Kamel (North-Western Morocco); to
place those norms in an international context, and to report
on the reliability of the SPM test.
Material and methods: the SPM test is used to measure the
general intelligence; the reliabilities of the SPM test are
assessed by Cronbach’s Alpha; the SPM percentiles norms are
compared to those of other countries by the medians.
Findings: the reliabilities of the SPM test by age as assessed
by Cronbach’s alpha are 0.84 to 0.9; the mean of the SPM
scores of all subjects is (M=29.80/60, SD=12.92; (IQ=71.5)),
the median scores is 32 (IQ=76.8); the SPM scores obtained are
considerably lower than those compared to the children at the
same age in developed countries.
Conclusions: the study reconfirmed the reliability of the SPM
test; a combination of the usual suspects, including poverty,
poor education family background, and rural area, impairs
children’s intellectual development.
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