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ERIC Number: ED038673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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A Computerized Approach to Scoring Verbal Responses to the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.
Archambault, Francis X., Jr.
This paper describes a study of a computerized approach to scoring the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT). A total of 153 students from grades four through seven were involved, 100 in a developmental sample on which the computorized scoring procedures were developed, and a cross validation sample composed of the remaining 53. This research was limited to three of the seven subtests of the TTCT. Subjects' responses to each of the activities are scored for fluency, flexibility, and originality. The fluency score is defined as the total number of relevant responses given; flexibility as the number of different clusters of responses, originality was scored based on three dictionaries, with originality weights of zero, one, and two. The step-wise multiple regression technique was employed to maximize the prediction of each subject's score for each activity of the TTCT. The prediction of fluency was the most accurate. However, with some corrections, both flexibility and originality results were improved. It appears that creativity, as defined by Torrance can be judged accurately by a computer. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.