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Test Number 46
Title Pennsylvania Assessment of Creative Tendency
Author Rookey, T. J.
Category Self-Report Inventory
Copyright Date 1973
Availability ETS - TC008309
Restrictions  
Age/Grade Level Grades 5-adult
Cost Microfiche $15.00
Forms Five alternate forms.
Source Tests in Microfiche; Test Collection
Address Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ 08541
Phone 1-609-734-5689
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Definition Creativity is the conception by an individual of an event or relationship which, in the experience of the individual, did not previously exist. This is exemplified by: self-direction, evaluative ability, flexible thinking, original thinking, elaborative thinking, willingness to take risks, ease with complexity, curiosity, and fluent thinking ability.
Purposes An attitude inventory to measure the creative tendencies of students. These are based on 3 assumptions: there is such a thing as a potential for creative output; there are events which affect creativity; there are characteristics which are common to creat
Characteristics Generating Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice

Manual
Good The Technical Manual discusses the theoretical rational, definition and purposes of the measure, as well as issues of item analysis, reliability, and validity.

Validity
Good Eighty-four students described as “creative” were compared to a group of 2,816 grade 5 students and found to be more than one standard deviation beyond the population mean. Other measures of predictive validity were also positive. Correlations with prelim

Reliability
Good Stability with 39 grade 5 pupils over 30 days was .89. This was a small sample but racially and socioeconomically heterogeneous. Internal consistency for various samples were .87, .92, and .79

Utility
Fair There are 45 items administered by any professional to groups, untimed, in about 15 to 20 minutes. Administration seems clear. Some of the items are dated.

Interpretation
Fair The sample sizes for supporting data are mixed. The scales offered to support score interpretations are difficult to follow.

Propriety
Fair The limits of the supporting research are noted in the manual.

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