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Test Number 53
Title Process Skills Rating Scales
Author Karnes, F. A., ; Bean, S. M.
Category Self-Report Inventory
Copyright Date 1990
Availability Contact author
Age/Grade Level Grades 3-12
Cost Contact author
Source Dr. Frances Karnes
Address Dr. Frances Karnes, Center for Gifted Studies, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-8207
Phone 601-266-5236
Fax 601-266-4978
web or e-mail  
Purposes This instrument is “designed for use in obtaining a rating of the student’s facility in using process skills that develop his/her ability to think, and to reason, and to search for knowledge independently, and to communicate and interact effectively with
Characteristics Digging Deeper into Ideas Listening to One's Inner Voice Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas Generating Ideas

Poor MMY #12, 1995: Eberhardt, D. “Many if not most of the criteria by which we judge the adequacy of assessment devices, are not present in the available resource material.”

Poor Not available/

Poor MMY #12, 1995: Tesh, A. “Inconsistent administration and scoring practices will impair reliability of the PSRS.”

Poor Useful administration and scoring instructions are lacking.

Poor Twelve scores are provided: verbal communication skills, scientific research skills, independent study skills, written communication skills, receptive/nonverbal communication skills, critical thinking and reasoning skills, creative thinking skills, library research skills. Norms are not provided, it seems to have not been standardized at all.

Poor No information available.

Reviews & Related Lit
MMY #12, 1995: Eberhardt, D. “…in my view, has a very limited realm for application…may best be used as a teaching tool in pre-service education programs.” MMY #12, 1995: Tesh, A. “Offers less trustworthy assessment information than would be obtained from careful observation of students’ success in performing a variety of age- and grade- appropriate activities.”

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