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ERIC Number: ED012498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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THE PREDICTION OF ACADEMIC AND NONACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT.
HOLLAND, JOHN L.
METHODS OF (1) DISTINGUISHING AN ORIGINAL AND CREATIVE PERSON, (2) PREDICTING CREATIVE BEHAVIOR, AND (3) DEFINING CREATIVITY WERE DEVELOPED USING LISTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE CREATIVE ARTS AND THE SCIENCES AS A SCALED INSTRUMENT TO RATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. CREATIVITY OCCURS MORE FREQUENTLY AMONG STUDENTS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT, INTELLECTUAL, EXPRESSIVE, ASOCIAL, AND CONSCIOUSLY ORIGINAL. A HIGH LEVEL OF ACADEMIC APTITUDE, DETERMINED BY GRADES AND TESTS, SEEMS UNRELATED TO ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE ITEMS ON THE SCALE WERE ANALYZED AND JUDGED TO INSURE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY. WAYS TO IDENTIFY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WILL MAKE NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN COLLEGE WERE DEVELOPED BY COMPARING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF GROUPS OF NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS. SHORT ACTIVITY SCALES, SIMILAR TO INTEREST SCALES, WERE DEVELOPED TO TEST POTENTIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT IN COLLEGE AND TO DETECT STUDENT LIES ABOUT ACCOMPLISHMENT. SINCE GOOD GRADES HAVE LITTLE RELATIONSHIP TO NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENT, THE USE OF NONINTELLECTIVE DEVICES SUCH AS THE STUDENT PROFILE SECTION OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING PROGRAM IS RECOMMENDED TO BROADEN THE BASE FOR STUDENT ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INVITATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TESTING PROBLEMS (NEW YORK, OCTOBER 29, 1966) AND IS AVAILABLE FROM THE EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE, ROSEDALE ROAD, PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY 08540, 8 PAGES, FOR $1.50. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Princeton); New York (New York)