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ERIC Number: ED307521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Ideational Creativity and Performance on the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (KABC).
Barclay, Kelly; And Others
Critics of divergent thinking tests have argued that these tests only tap more conventional expressions of intelligence, such as the intelligence quotient. This study was undertaken to examine the relationship between divergent thinking and scores on the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (KABC), a measure which assesses sequential processing skill, simultaneous processing skill, and achievement. Students (N=73) in grades four, five, and six of a small private school were given six tests from the KABC and the Instances, Uses, and Line Meanings tests from the Wallach and Kogan battery. Tests were scored for ideational fluency and ideational originality. Data analysis revealed little indication of a relationship between divergent thinking and KABC performance. This supports the discriminant validity of the divergent thinking tests and suggests that the two assessment techniques tap different cognitive abilities. The lack of an association between divergent thinking and achievement scales scores suggests that information per se is not necessary for performance on divergent thinking tests. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children