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Test Number 9
Title Berkeley Experimental Problem Solving Tests
Author Covington, M. V.; Crutchfield, R. S., ; Davis, L. B.
Category Performance Test
Copyright Date 1972
Availability Out of print
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Age/Grade Level Grades 3-8
Cost Unknown
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Source Contact Author (Covington)
Address Dr. Martin V. Covington, Psychology Department University of California at Berkeley.
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Definition Defines creativity primarily in relation to openness and searching for many unusual ideas in the context of problem solving.
Purposes Experimental measures to provide data about students’ actual performance when presented with open-ended, ambiguous problems. Designed originally for use in evaluating the effectiveness of the Productive Thinking Program
Characteristics Generating Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas

Manual
Poor Experimental Tasks— No separate manual developed.

Validity
Poor Content validity for use in evaluating the Productive Thinking program; no external validation evidence for other uses.

Reliability
Poor No data available.

Utility
Fair The tasks may provide useful information if applied within the context of training students to deal with open-ended problems.

Interpretation
Poor No data available regarding interpretation of individual scores.

Propriety
Poor No data available.

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