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Assessing Creativity Test 30

Test Number 30
Title Gifted Evaluation Scale-Second Edition (GES-2)
Author McCarney, S. B; Anderson, P.D.
Category Rating Scale
Copyright Date 1998
Availability From publisher
Restrictions Any professional familiar with the student
Age/Grade Level Age 5-18
Cost $14 per Technical Manual; $33 per 50 rating forms
Source Hawthorn Educational Services, Inc.
Address 800 Gray Oak Drive Columbia, MO 65201
Phone 1-800-542-1673
Fax 1-800-442-9509
web or e-mail
Definition Links to 1970 US Office of Education (Marland) definition of factors in giftedness.
Purposes This instrument is designed as a means to “document the five categories of giftedness in the federal definition: intellectual, creative, specific academic, leadership ability, or in the performing arts.”
Characteristics Generating Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Fair The manual includes goals, objectives, and interventions for all 48 items on the scale. Beyond this the manual seems limited.

Fair Concurrent criterion-related validity: correlations with GATES rating scale. Claims “significant” correlations for all subscales. Construct validity claims in promotional literature. No manual or technical data were available for this review, so we were n

Good Cronbach Alpha reported at .95 for total score, test-retest .85 for each subscale. Interrater reliabilities ranged from .69 to .91 for all age levels. Data were not available for this review concerning the size or nature of these samples.

Good The instrument consists of 48 items that can be rated on a 5-point scale based on frequency of behavior observed and documented by educational personnel in about 15 to 20 minutes per student.

Fair Promotional literature indicates that the standardization was based on the scores of 1439 students from 15 states in all geographic regions of the U.S. (the same number of students reported for the previous edition). Separate norms are provided for male and female students. Sub-scales include: intellectual, creativity, specific academic aptitude, leadership ability, and performing and visual arts.

Poor Not addressed in the material available for our review.

Reviews & Related Lit
Levinson and Folino (1994). Correlations of scores on the Gifted Evaluation Scale with WISC III. Psychological Reports. 74. 419-424. Not recommended for use by MMY #11 reviewer (prior edition).

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