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Assessing Creativity Test 29

Test Number 29
Title Gifted and Talented Screening Form
Author Johnson, D. L.
Category Self-Report Inventory
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Availability Out of print
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Age/Grade Level Grades K-9
Cost No current information available
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Definition  
Purposes Designed to identify gifted and talented students on items covering academics, intelligence, creativity, leadership, visual arts, performing arts, psychomotor-athletics, and psychomotor mechanics.
Characteristics Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Manual
Fair The manual lacks much information needed to fairly assess an instrument of this kind. Discussion of supporting evidence, directions, scoring instructions, theoretical rationale, target populations and uses are limited.

Validity
Fair Sample group consisted of 40 students per group across eight grade levels.External validity evidence was gathered from more than 18 different school districts, however the number and a detailed description of the subjects were not reported. The correlatio

Reliability
Fair The sample group consisted of 40 students per group across eight grade levels. Split-half reliability of r=.90 is reported. Individual item correlations with total score ranged from .49 to .69. The size of the sample was very small.

Utility
Fair The teacher rates students on 24 items. The test is administered individually. It is untimed and takes under 10 minutes. Scoring is local and by hand. The items seem straight forward and easy to score.

Interpretation
Poor The limited data make the scores difficult to interpret and apply.

Propriety
Poor Information not available

Reviews & Related Lit
MMY #9, 1985: Renzulli, J. S. “No one expects a rating scale to possess the technical qualification or supportive data that typically is reported for achievement tests; however, it is inexcusable to offer for public consumption a commercial instrument that is little more than a list of largely unverified generalizations about the characteristics of gifted and talented students… My only recommendation is that persons looking for a teacher rating scale to assist in the identification of gifted and talented students should be advised to look elsewhere.”


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