ERIC Number: ED100946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Purdue Elementary Problem-Solving Inventory.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Educational Research Center.
This inventory was designed to assess the general problem solving ability of disadvantaged elementary school children from various ethnic backgrounds and grade levels. Twelve tasks are included in the inventory: sensing the problem, identifying the problem, asking questions, guessing causes, clarification of goals, judging if more information is needed, analyzing details of the problem and identifying critical elements, redefinition or transformation, seeking implications, verification, solving a single solution problem, and solving a multiple solution problem. Reliability for this booklet edition was computed for two separate studies resulting in Kuder-Richardson estimates of .55 and .79. A script for test administration and a scoring key are included. (RC)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Problem Solving, Tests
Not available separately; see TM 003 927
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Educational Research Center.