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Test Number 35
Title Khatena-Morse Multitalent Perception Inventory
Author Khatena, J; Morse, D.
Category Self-Report Inventory
Copyright Date 1994
Availability Contact publisher
Age/Grade Level Grade 5 – adult
Cost $56.60 per set of 35 questioners, and manual.
Forms A and B (purported to be equivalent)
Source Scholastic Testing Service, Inc,
Address 480 Meyer Road Bensenville, IL 60106-1617
Phone 800-642-6STS
Fax 630-766-8054
web or e-mail  
Definition Creative imagination: “Fluent, vivid imagination which can be used in accomplishing tasks. Additionally the characteristics of uniqueness, resourcefulness, and inquisitiveness are suggested.” Initiative: “Items that convey insight, flexibility, and originality in a wide range of endeavor. Suggested also is self-expression in one’s activities.”
Purposes Uses a self-report approach to assessing leadership ability, visual and performing arts ability/music talent, art talent with a biographical inventory emphasis. Includes a total (‘versatility”) score and five sub-scores (artistic, musical, creative imagin
Characteristics Generating Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Good The manual is specific and detailed, but “thin” on providing in-depth discussion or support for interpretation and uses. It can be confusing. It provides definition and purposes, a theoretical rationale, target populations and applications, instructions f

Good Some evidence of content validity is given; links operational definition with theoretical rationale. Correlation with other measures of originality .16 - .42. Some differences are indicated between “Gifted and non-Gifted” students. Positive correlations a

Good Stability was .60 to .78 over 2 weeks to 6 months. Equivalence was above .80. Both split-half and odd-even coefficient alpha ranged from .87 to .94. The alphas for children were.41 - .8 7, for adults .41 - .92. Inter-rater correlations are estimated alp

Good The measure can be administered by any professional, untimed, in 10 to 20 minutes. It is easily scored locally by hand, following clear, specific guidelines in the manual. Instruction for the 50 forced choice items are clear and easy to follow.

Good Most validity studies are with college students. Factor analyses included 1008 children. There are many tables for normative conversions of total and sub-scores. Norms are based on 2000 + adults and 3700 students K – 12. Tables for percentiles/standard scores are provided. Raw scores are easy to convert. More guidance for use of scores and program planning is needed

Fair There is very little guidance for appropriate interpretation and use of scores. No specific data is provided on underserved populations. Addresses most key elements for a manual in a responsible and well-organized manner. Might address more extensively th

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MMY #13: suggests use with groups and only for research or in situations where results are low stakes and purpose is to help develop self-awareness.

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