ERIC Number: ED060057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Predictive Validity of the Torrance Figural Test (Form B) of Creative Thinking in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
Stallings, William M.
In an effort to improve the predictability of course grades in the College of Fine and Applied Arts the Torrance Figural Test (Form B) of Creative Thinking was administered to entering 1968 freshmen. Four figural creativity variables (Fluency, Flexibility, Originality, and Elaboration) were correlated with course grades, American College Testing Program scores, sex, and first semester grade-point-averages. Only one out of 100 correlation coefficients computed was statistically significant. In a multiple discriminant function, the creativity scores did differentiate among Architecture, Art, and Music curricular groupings. Nevertheless, it was concluded that this test appears to have no utility in enhancing the prediction of course grades. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Office of Instructional Resources.
Identifiers: ACT Assessment; Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking