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Test Number 69
Title The Purdue Elementary Problem Solving Inventory
Author Feldhusen, J. F.; Houtz, J. C.; Ringenbach, S.
Category Test
Copyright Date 1972
Availability Under revision
Age/Grade Level Grades 2-6
Source Dr. John C. Houtz
Address Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, Lincoln Center Campus, 120 E. 60th, New York NY
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Definition 1. Sensing that a problem exists 2. Defining the problem 3. Asking questions 4. Guessing causes 5. Clarifying the goal 6. Judging if more information is needed 7. Analyzing details 8. Redefining familiar objects for more unusual uses 9. Seeing implications 10. Solving single and multiple-solution problems 11. Verifying solutions.
Purposes Designed to measure problem solving abilities of socioeconomically disadvantaged children of different ethnic backgrounds in grades 2-6 using real-life tasks.
Characteristics Generating Ideas Digging Deeper into Ideas Openness and Courage to Explore Ideas

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