ERIC Number: EJ1100521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessment of Creative Thinking across Cultures Using the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT): Translation and Validity Issues
Yarbrough, Nükhet D.
Creativity Research Journal, v28 n2 p154-164 2016
As part of a project to translate and administer the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) to Turkish elementary and secondary students, 35 professionals were trained in a full-day workshop to learn to score the verbal TTCT. All trainees scored the same 4 sets of TTCT verbal criterion tests for fluency, flexibility, and originality by filling out specially designed forms to allow item analysis of each of the criterion responses. This analysis outlines a protocol to monitor the responses of scorers at the item level, not a level of analysis that is normally performed on the TTCT. The results of item level analyses for fluency and flexibility data from the 35 trainees reveal new information about translation, training, and scoring. Based on these results, this article makes the case for item-level analysis for cross-cultural applications to prevent artificially congruent scores that will not predict accuracy in future scoring.
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Item Analysis, Scores, Test Items, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Creativity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking
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