ERIC Number: ED104929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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Starkweather Originality Test for Young Children.
Starkweather, Elizabeth K.
The Starkweather Originality Test is designed to measure the creative potential of children ranging in age from 3 years, 6 months to 6 years, 6 months. Children younger than 3 years, 6 months can be given the Originality Test if their ability to communicate verbally is satisfactorily demonstrated during the pretest. The test is individually administered to each child by an adult. Both may sit at a table or on the floor, whatever makes the child feel most comfortable and happy. The test consists of 40 plastic foam pieces, four each of different shapes which are red, blue, green, and yellow. The child is asked to speculate on what a form could represent, and the child must know that any answer is acceptable. Since the Originality Test provides four opportunities for a child to respond to each shape, making a total of 40 responses, his/her score is calculated on the number of different responses given. Credit is given for each response that differs from all previous responses. Test validity is demonstrated through comparison with freedom of expression scores. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.
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