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Test Number 59
Title Starkweather Originality Test
Author Starkweather, E. K.
Category Test
Copyright Date 1974
Availability Out of print
Age/Grade Level Ages 3.5 - 6.5
Cost No current information available
Forms Two forms: A and B
Source No current information available
web or e-mail  
Definition Creativity involved flexibility, fluency, originality, elaboration.
Purposes Designed to measure the creative potential of preschool children
Characteristics Generating Ideas

Poor No current information available

Good Compared scores of 13 children with freedom of expression by observing each child playing with simple toys. Compared teacher’ judgments with children’s scores. Chi-square for 306 students paired by high/low scores =17.39; p<.01. Correlation of 18 childre

Good Split-half based on 76 children form .86 on both forms. Inter judge reliability was .99 based on 144 cases.

Good Instructions are clear. Four different colored sets of 10 different shapes of plastic are presented to the student two sets at a time. the child removes each piece and tells what it might be. The number of different responses are counted, 40 possible. Scoring seems straight forward.

Poor No current information available.

Poor No current information available.

Reviews & Related Lit
Starkweather, E. K. (1966). Pre-school research and evaluation project. Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma State University. Starkweather, E. K. (1964). Problems in the measurement of creativity in preschool children. Journal of Educational Measurement, 1, 109-113.

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