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Assessing Creativity Test 28

Test Number 28
Title Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES)
Author Gilliam, J. E.; Carpenter, B.O.; Christensen, J. R.
Category Rating Scale
Copyright Date 1996
Availability From publisher
Restrictions Any professional familiar with the student
Age/Grade Level Ages 5-18
Cost $86.00 per complete Kit;
Forms  
Source Pro-Ed, Inc.
Address 8700 Shoal Creek Boulevard Austin, TX 78757-6897
Phone 800-897-3202
Fax 800-397-7633
web or e-mail http://www.proedinc.com
Definition  
Purposes Designed as a quick approach for identifying students who are gifted and talented based on current federal and state definitions.
Characteristics Generating Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Manual
Good Thorough, clearly written manual

Validity
Fair Content validity ranged from .85 to .91 for correlations of creativity scale with other creativity indexes or rating scales. Some evidence of construct validity for intercorrelations among students, item validity. Significant correlations with teacher rat

Reliability
Fair Internal consistency (Cronbach Alpha)>.90. Test-retest reliability .43 (creativity), .68 on artistic talent.

Utility
Good Five scales, with 50 items (10 items in creativity scale). The respondent rates on a 9 point scale, comparing the student to “average students of the same age” for each item. Conditions for appropriate use are described and explained.

Interpretation
Good Norms were established on 1,083 students in 32 states and Canada (students identified as G/T). Used 1990 census data relative to gender, geographic location, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Provides demographic information about norm group, and includes standard scores, percentile ranks, and data regarding standard error of measurement.

Propriety
Fair Information about appropriate use of the instrument; includes cautions about not using the result as a single source for identification.

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