Assessing the spatial skills of your students
Will your students benefit from spatial training?
To determine the need for spatial training, many schools assess students using a spatial test. Students who fall below a specific threshold on the spatial test are candidates for spatial training. Schools measure the impact of their spatial training by re-testing students’ spatial skills after students complete the spatial training curriculum.
Colleges typically test students using a test such as the Purdue Spatial Visualization Rotations test (PSVT:R) developed by Roland Guay in 1977. The PSVT:R is timed for 20 minutes and consists of 30 multiple choice questions. The threshold commonly set for the PSVT:R is 60%, with students performing below that mark being candidates for spatial training.
K-12 schools often use a set of tests that each have 10 questions.
Accessing the PSVT:R
A printable version of PSVT:R test can be purchased from ETS for $25.