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Why Measure?

  1. Screen
  2. Identify Creative and Gifted
  3. Strengthen
  4. Evaluate important features
  5. See potential
  6. Support Strengths of Individuals
  7. Provides baseline data to diagnose needs
  8. Evaluate efforts to enhance creativity
  9. Provide a common language to discuss CR
  10. Remove creativity from mystery/superstition

How Measure?
  1. Self-Assessment
  2. Peer, Parent, Teacher Rating/Nomination

    (e.g., adjective check lists)

  3. Observations
  4. Products
  5. Personality Tests
  6. Biographical Sketches
  7. Aptitude and Ability Tests
  8. Awards
  9. Acceleration, Mentorship, Enrichment Programs
  10. Problem Finding/Solving

Creativity Assessment Issues:
  1. Reliability Inadequate
  2. Validity Questionable
  3. Authentic Assessment
  4. Predictive Validity
  5. Self-Assess not Honest
  6. What exactly is creativity?
  7. How many forms?

Copyright 1998, Curtis J. Bonk; The Trustees of Indiana University

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