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Test Number 60
Title Structure of Intellect Learning Abilities Test
Author Meeker, M., ; Meeker, R, ; Roid, G. H.
Category Test
Copyright Date 1985
Availability Contact publisher
Restrictions  
Age/Grade Level Grade 2-adult
Cost Contact publisher
Forms Form A Grade 2-adult (26 subtests in 5 test areas.) Form B, an alternative to A. Form G is for gifted screening.
Source SOI Systems
Address 45755 Goodpasture Rd., Box D Vida, OR 97488
Phone 541-896-3936
Fax 541-896-3983
web or e-mail www.soisystems.com
Definition Creativity involves divergent thinking ability.
Purposes A diagnostic measure for reading and arithmetic, and basic creativity. It measures 24 separate abilities
Characteristics Generating Ideas

Manual
Good The manual is clearly-written. It provides discussions of: the definition and purposes of the measure, its theoretical rationale, administration directions, norms, and evidence of validity and reliability.

Validity
Poor MMY #10 asserts that validity is questionable over all 26 abilities.

Reliability
Good On Form A, 26 separate measures the stability were .35 to .88 over 2 to 4 weeks. Four measures were equal to or exceeded.75. Inter-rated correlations ranged from .75 to .85 for Divergent Production of Figural Units and .91 to 1.00 for Divergent Productio

Utility
Good The measure can be administered by any professional to groups or individuals. Three hours in two separate sessions are recommended. Instructions are clear.

Interpretation
Fair Between 349 and 474 pupils included in the sample at each of five grade levels grades 2-6. There were roughly equivalent numbers of males and females. Pupils were selected from six school districts, half of which were in California and the others in Indiana, Oklahoma, and on the Texas Mexico border. Socioeconomic status is not reported.

Propriety
Poor Information is not available.

Reviews & Related Lit
MMY #10, 1989: Cummings, J. A. “The SOI-LA has been harshly criticized …the present reviewer is in general accord.” Newman, K. L. “Both researchers and test users considering this inventory would be well advised to examine current data bases for continued information on the status of the instrument. The potential of the instrument and its concomitant research is expanding at a rapid pace and will continue to do so.”


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