COLUMBIA. MENTAL MATURITY SCALE

Authors:
Bessie B. Burgemeister, Lucille Hollander Blum, Irving Lorge
Polish standardization and manual:
Anna Ciechanowicz (1990)
Age:
Children 4-10 (years old).
Procedure:
Individual administration; no time limit; approximately 20-25 min.
Test users:
Psychologists (psychology diploma required).

Nonverbal test measuring the child’s level of mental maturity, understood as “the ability to reason”.

DESCRIPTION: The Columbia consists of 70 plates with drawings (3 practice plates and 67 plates for the test proper). On each plate the subject has to indicate the drawing which is unrelated to the remaining drawings.

RELIABILITY: High internal consistency and stability.

VALIDITY: Significant correlations with school grades.

NORMS: For children aged 4-10 (Polish national sample); for deaf children aged 3;5-12;5.

APPLICATIONS: Assessment of mental development. The test is particularly convenient for use with deaf children and children with Little’s disease.

MATERIALS:

  • Kit (box of test materials, manual with polish normalization, 25 recording sheets)
  • Manual with polish normalization
  • Box of materials
  • Recording sheet (25 copies)
Please note: All of our tests are published in Polish. There are not available other language versions of our tools.

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