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Test Number 7
Title Assessing CPS Performance (3rd Ed.)
Author Donald J. Treffinger
Category Self-Report Inventory Rating Scale Performance
Copyright Date 2000
Availability From Publisher
Restrictions  
Age/Grade Level Gr. 4+
Cost $19.95
Forms  
Source Prufrock Press
Address P.O. Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714
Phone 800-998-2208
Fax 800-240-0333
web or e-mail www.prufrock.com
Definition This book includes a variety of rating scales, checklists, and performance tasks linked specifically to the author’s Creative Problem Solving (CPS) framework.
Purposes The book offers a collection of tools designed to support efforts to document and evaluate students’ performance in relation to knowledge, attitudes, and applications of the CPS approach.
Characteristics Generating Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice Digging Deeper into Ideas

Manual
Good There are specific directions in the book to guide the use of each instrument or tool, and to relate them to CPS components or stages, to the effects of CPS applications and training, and to related attitudes.

Validity
Fair The instruments are designed as formative evaluation tools, rather than as individual assessment measures, and so have not been examined specifically for test validation purposes. There is evidence supporting their content validity in relation to the CPS

Reliability
Fair Since the instruments are designed as formative evaluation tools, rather than as individual assessment measures, there has been limited research on test reliability.

Utility
Good The instruments are reproducible, easy to administer, and easy to score. Keys for all tools are provided in the book.

Interpretation
Good The results can be interpreted easily, but the interpretation is directed to the current version of the CPS framework and is not intended for use with other creative problem solving approaches.

Propriety
Poor Not addressed.

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