What is RIAS and RIAS-2 Tests?
The Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales or RIAS test is a brief, individually administered test used to assess verbal and non-verbal intelligence. It provides an objective and consistent assessment of intelligence and its main components. The RIAS test is used as a pre-
qualifier and to qualify children for gifted and talented programs. A child who fares well in the RIAS test is then invited to thorough IQ testing.
The RIAS-2 (second edition) is faster than the RIAS test. It provides a more precise and valid assessment as it contains new updated content and has decreased reliance on motor skills. It can be used as an individual intellectual testing or part of a larger battery identify particular disorders like learning or intellectual disabilities and also as a mode to determine educational placement for academically advanced children in gifted programs.